Last night, my replacement tools were stolen from my '93 Aerostar while parked at work Sunday night, right at midnight. First, the dude came by and sliced the fuel filler hose on my Dodge service van, draining 2/3 of a 33 gallon tank, from the looks of things most of that 20 gallons ended up in the dirt (dark circle is about 8' round in dirt, which is a LOT of gasoline).
We have four exteriour cameras driving a Linux-based HDD recording system. Still, no license plate and only a poor visual of the perp's car. Decent pic of the perp himself.
He drives away, then comes back ten minutes later, parks between my service van and my Aero, breaks out the passenger-side slider door sliding window (spewing glass everywhere in the gravel and all over everything inside), took my portable toolkit and my 80 lb box of specialty tools. Left my CDs and portable CD player, rifled the console and left my allergy medication but took my codeine tabs. Took three new pairs of jeans.
After the police left, it took me about 45 min. with a shop vac to vacuum up all the glass-contaminated gravel in the parking area, so we could use it again. Then another hour of vacuuming the van to be able to even move it.
- Armstrong long-pattern metric combo wrench set in roll-up pouch
- Armstrong metric line wrench set in blue roll-up pouch
- Two blow-mold cases (about 5x7" ea) of hex-drive bits, including security bits. One case red plastic, the other blue with a sliding latch.
- Two pipe wrenches (10", 16")
- Lisle quick-disconnect fitting removal tool set
- About twenty odd 1/2" drive sockets, all in near-new condition
- Tubing bender
- Specialty sockets (O2 sensor, TVV sensor), oil filter wrenches, other special tools
- Craftsman portable tools in grey blow-mold case. Started out as a $150 metric socket-n-combo wrench set, which I had augmented to include another $150 of SAE sockets, extensions, etc.
The service van is probably only going to need a $30 hose and an hour labor (plus $80 of fuel).
So this has been the poorest Labor Day I've had so far.