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Old 10-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

Sept. 25, Tucson, AZ Small pipe were taken from trunk of rental car.
Pipes: reddish-brown chanter/ drones made of Osage orange. The pipes were made by Ej Jones, 10 yrs. old. Also 2 chanters: 1 ABW Moore D chanter, 1 apple Fellsburg C chanter. Bagpipe case is hard black case with chrome hardware. Inside is a small Korg tuner with owners name and address.
Estimated value is $3475. Return to R. Mitchell in West Virginia. Reward.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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Uff, sorry to hear friend, I'll keep an eye out on the on-line classifieds. Best of luck!
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thank you, I need all the help I can get. It has been 2 weeks and not a peep.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:06 PM   #4
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Any photos available?

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Old 10-12-2019, 04:59 AM   #5
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Have you trired contacting the Pawn Shops in the Tuscon area, when you filed the Police Report? I would suggest a search of a 5 mile radius for pawn shops from where it was stolen. The majority of Pawns don't know much about pipes and Fences are going to try to turn over a set for cash if they can.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:58 AM   #6
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Have you trired contacting the Pawn Shops in the Tuscon area, when you filed the Police Report? I would suggest a search of a 5 mile radius for pawn shops from where it was stolen. The majority of Pawns don't know much about pipes and Fences are going to try to turn over a set for cash if they can.
This. About 10 years ago, someone stole my trumpet out of my truck. Called every music store in the area and gave them a detailed description of it. Got a call that night from a store about 20 minutes away that someone sold it there for $50.

Went and repaid her the $50, but then had to wait a few weeks for the police to let me have it as it was evidence.

Had to assure them I wasnít going to press charges, which, seeing as the person who stole it ODíd and died, would have been pretty hard to do.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:46 PM   #7
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CmJust in case....I've written the last 4 digits of my I.D. # inside the zipped bag ,and outside under the neck and inside the bag cover. Lightly scratching it into the wood the bottom of a tenor top ..all helpful to I.D.
it by police and for a speedy hand back by the PD if recovered. Pasting or painting bright 1" dots on the ends of the case to spot it walking away in a crowd might also be helpful.
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #8
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Left in the car...they never learn.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:29 AM   #9
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Heads up ... this stolen set finally showed up on Ebay.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F372915621630

Police have been contacted, and the post should hopefully come down soon. The seller is cooperating with authorities in Tuscon.

Anyway, wanted folks to know that these should not be attempted to be purchased.

Thrilled that my good friend Bob looks to be getting his instrument back fairly soon. Makes me sick when things like this happen. From what I’m told, a mutual friend, Mike MacNintch, noticed them yesterday, and recognized them as the one that was stolen. That man gets a hug and a dram from me next time I see him.

Cheers all,
~Nate

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:33 PM   #10
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Heads up ... this stolen set finally showed up on Ebay.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F372915621630

Police have been contacted, and the post should hopefully come down soon. The seller is cooperating with authorities in Tuscon.

Anyway, wanted folks to know that these should not be attempted to be purchased.

Thrilled that my good friend Bob looks to be getting his instrument back fairly soon. Makes me sick when things like this happen. From what Iím told, a mutual friend, Mike MacNintch, noticed them yesterday, and recognized them as the one that was stolen. That man gets a hug and a dram from me next time I see him.

Cheers all,
~Nate

5 months later....wow..
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