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Old 01-19-2015, 07:07 PM
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They sell for several hundred on Ebay. Unfortunately.
I wonder if we could check for sales on Ebay and catch this thief?
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wow that's low
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I wonder if we could check for sales on Ebay and catch this thief?
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I did that exact thing and recovered a set of my very expensive hub caps.
He did jail time.
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response time here in the villages is so good i'm not sure this program is worth the effort ,time and expense.
This is so far off base!

If the paramedic squads are already out on a call, they can't just leave instantly to get to the patient in need of resuscitation as fast as a neighbor next door, across the street, or down the block 4-5 doors can. Our neighborhood has the AED program and the trained neighbor responders arrived, with the AED in hand, in 2 minutes in trial runs.
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I did that exact thing and recovered a set of my very expensive hub caps.
He did jail time.
I had to replace classic car hubcaps on eBay, but they came from out of state. Darn thieves, the car was in a hospital ER parking lot on Long Island.
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If I am not mistaken isn't there a serial number on the unit? Could this be used to recover it?

I have noticed in my neighborhood that the one closest to me is right up against someones home, not in the culdsac . Could this help prevent a thief from stealing it?
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Hi John, I appreciate your comments. We thought we had done everything possible to prevent anyone from stealing our AED's. We had those locks, hardened steel by Master Lock and also were the weather type. The locked container was purchased thru the Public Safety Department. We have identification data on the cases but I am not sure that would prevent theft because the information would not be seen until after the AED was opened. It might it more difficult to sell the AED. It is going to be difficult for our small neighborhood to generate the funding to replace our stolen AED.
I just saw a lock on line that the shackles were shielded on the pad lock. Makes it almost impossible to get bolt cutter on the shackle. Just trying to help.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:56 AM
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aren't they numbered where they could be identified as stolen?
yes, they have a serial number, but this does you no good if you never find the aed.
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if i am not mistaken isn't there a serial number on the unit? Could this be used to recover it?

I have noticed in my neighborhood that the one closest to me is right up against someones home, not in the culdsac . Could this help prevent a thief from stealing it?
i don't exactly know the mindset of a thief. Our aed that was stolen was in front of no less than six homes at the culdesac and was intentionally adjacent to a very bright street light.

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I wonder if we could check for sales on Ebay and catch this thief?
I AM WATCHING E BAY AND craigslist DAILY.
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Is there a way to permanently mark these devices so that they cannot be easily resold?

Can they be set some where with an alarm system and photo of whomever takes it?

Let's think solutions and stop this and protect our beautiful community from those few who think we are easy targets. We are not! We have a lifetime of experience.

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We all agree this is a great program. There are two AED units in my neighborhood and we have the trained first responders.

As for theft, I never thought of that when the AED program was brought out to our neighborhood. Outside of the boxes having the hardened steel locks, I can't think of anything else.

A thief would still steal it even if there were some indelible marking on it saying it was NOT TO BE RESOLD or STOLEN PROPERTY. The thief would not be looking for writing as he was stealing and would probably just junk it after seeing the marking - but it would still be gone from the neighborhood.

Is there any insurance policy that the neighborhood group could purchase that would cover the AED's? It would certainly be cheaper than buying new units - if available.
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i don't exactly know the mindset of a thief. Our aed that was stolen was in front of no less than six homes at the culdesac and was intenyionally adjacent to a very bright street light.
Just asking, did the locks used have shielded shackles?
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response time here in the villages is so good i'm not sure this program is worth the effort ,time and expense.
Nice to see the expression of a rational perspective rather than the emotion that fuels so many posters on TOTV. Is anyone really surprised that placing hundreds of $1500 electronic devices in plain sight would attract thieves?
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