Letter: Stolen tools too job-specific to be pawned

Those tools allowed me to earn a reasonable income and now they've been taken from me.

To the editor:

On the night of June 30, 2015, somebody broke into my car and stole two tool cases of piano tuning and repair tools.

My locked car was parked in my driveway near Lexington and Gordon. The person that did it would have known what the tools were due to advertising decals on my car. Some tools were hand-made, many others had sentimental value (tools from my dad, sister and a deceased colleague).

My question is, why would he/she take them? Every pawn shop I called said the tools were too job-specific and they wouldn’t touch them. Any other piano tuners would know they were stolen. Except for screw drivers and a couple of wrenches, nobody else could use them.

Why didn’t the culprit just leave them where they could be found and returned after finding that they couldn’t be sold/pawned?  What a horrible waste of money if the tools were thrown in a dumpster or the bushes. Those tools allowed me to earn a reasonable income and now they’ve been taken from me.

One tool case is an old Telus linesman case with the words “The Fletch” written in felt pen on the inside of the lid.  The second tool kit has an alligator skin pattern and has spaces for a tool roll and an electronic tuning scope.  The scope is a blue Sanderson Accu-Tuner (SAT3) with the name of Bob or Robert Bayley etched on the side. The tuning hammer is made by Watanabe Co. of Japan.

If anybody knows the whereabouts of these tools, please leave the information at the H2O Centre. Please leave your contact information with the centre so that, upon recovery of the tools, I can provide the finder with a generous reward. If you prefer, please contact me at 250-864-1528. Thanks

Rory Fader, Kelowna

 

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