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TS12 Stolen

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Luke J. Crawford
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Leica TS12 [SN 878821] along with Leica tripod stolen today @ 2:45 from the corner of Ave L & E 22nd St., Brooklyn. CS20 said "target lock lost" as a car parked on line, took 2 steps to the side, looked up and the instrument was gone. Dealer has been notified and it is in Leica's database as stolen.

Posted : December 1, 2020 12:59 pm
Brad Ott
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Terrible news.  Good on you for posting.  All the best to you.

Posted : December 1, 2020 1:30 pm
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Ugh...Hopefully they were robbed by the fence they tried to sell it to, and then that person got a good old dose of Bus Karma...stupid people make life interesting and unnecessarily difficult......... 

Posted : December 1, 2020 10:57 pm

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Nate The Surveyor
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I'm not sure how to respond... That really sucks.  Or, maybe you can learn something... Maybe I can learn something. Just a thought, maybe a screw in type Anchor, with a cable, going up through the tripod, and Bell Housing, (Bell Housing is device that screws into the bottom of the total station, it's hollow, and has 5/8"x11 threads) Then, a lock on the end.

Here is one solution:

Really, it's a matter of TIME, before the grab and dash guys get to us. All of us. A mechanism to increase the "Out of car time" from 20 seconds, to 3 minutes, makes em abandon that one.

Check this out too:

A device to spook a thief, could mean the difference.

Again, sorry about your loss. I think it would be funny to see em freak out too.... I am seeing more ROBOTS in semi public places get snagged, than GPS... Maybe its the market.


Posted : December 2, 2020 9:18 am
Shelby H. Griggs PLS
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Won't help recover this instrument, but Leica is now optionally offering a tracking solution for total stations.

Posted : December 3, 2020 8:06 am
John Hamilton
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A friend of mine who worked at an equipment dealer had a bunch of new equipment stolen out of the back of his vehicle parked overnight at a hotel. I think it was about $175,000 worth. They got it all back from a pawn shop. 

Posted : December 4, 2020 7:01 am

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Dave Lindell
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When I worked for the big city we got a call one day from the Wild dealer in the area that someone brought in a T-16 for service that was listed as stolen from the city.  When the person who brought it in was told it was stolen he just turned around and walked out without an argument and without giving his name.

Posted : December 4, 2020 12:24 pm