How I Got my $3500 Camera Kit Stolen on KitSplit for $70

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BrentSchumer
BrentSchumer Contributing Member • Posts: 871
Re: Thanks for the heads-up

Smaug01 wrote:

Here are a couple of ideas:

  • I didn't read the whole correspondence, but did you eventually file the police report? That's key, in my opinion. A detective should be able to track him down via internet history, IP address, etc.
  • How about signing up for a new account rent something else to him and setting up a sting? Get him on camera, if nothing else. Ideally, have the police ready to nab him when he shows up and you can identify him?
  • Do you have the serial #s for your gear recorded somewhere? That could go in the police report and possibly get it recovered from ebay.

Unless you're in a tiny town, no police department is going to use resources on tracking down individual camera thieves.  At best if the guy is eventually caught for something more serious they may tack on charges.

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