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BOLO- Be on the lookout for a new 2020 Dutchmen Astoria 2993RLF, stolen from the Lock-Box Storage in Mount Juliet, TN. This occurred on Friday night, 4/11/21 at 8:58 pm, by a man of short stature wearing a mask, who got out of his dark pickup to enter the code into the lockbox entry pad. He drove around the other vehicles of all kinds in the lot for about an hour, then chose ours to steal. He re-entered the code to leave the fenced area again. The lighting was too bad to see the truck's license plate. We were planning our first trip, and I went over to put some bedding and personal belongings in it when I found it was gone. We had put a new mattress in it the night before. I am sick over this! The police are working with the storage owner/manager, but have not given me any information, nor had anyone contact me. I know there are bad people out there, and bad things happen, but this! My husband had the new license plates for it in the truck, and we're glad he did, because the registration had the VIN number on it and all our financing paperwork and manuals were in the trailer.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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I'm very sorry to hear this. I hope this thief is found and things improve for you in this sad situation.
 
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IF you haven't done so, you should post this on FACEBOOK. That is 1 thing that is good about it. Many race cars and collector cars have been located because of people sharing things like this nation wide quickly.
 
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Also send a message to rvtravel.com on this theft! They cover stolen RV's in their weekly newsletter.
 
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Secure storage (keypad) locations are not really secure. Someone's brother's neighbor's coursin's wife's brother-in-law could have "borrowed" their code at one time so it doesn't matter if everyone has a different code or not. It may still be hard for the facility or cops to nail down. My guess is you fiver either will be set up on a remote property in TN or KY and never be located.

I have taken a photo of your photo and will certainly keep an eye out. Thank goodness for insurance. Also, keep an eye on all of your accounts and financials since the scumbag got all of those contracts and financial papers.
 
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Sorry to hear about this. What a low life. Having the code means it could be a person who has stored there of knows someone that does. The police will sometimes check local gas station videos for a similar vehicle and person on tape there. Maybe they filled up the truck local before steeling your rig.
We hope you get some answers soon.
Ken
 
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IF you haven't done so, you should post this on FACEBOOK. That is 1 thing that is good about it. Many race cars and collector cars have been located because of people sharing things like this nation wide quickly.
Hello, we did post on Facebook. Apparently, there is a super-secret investigative sting going on, so we are getting no information whatsoever from the police or a detective. I just can't stand this violated, sick feeling in my stomach that won't go away. We aren't supposed to post anything else about it. I feel like I have to do something!
 
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Secure storage (keypad) locations are not really secure. Someone's brother's neighbor's coursin's wife's brother-in-law could have "borrowed" their code at one time so it doesn't matter if everyone has a different code or not. It may still be hard for the facility or cops to nail down. My guess is you fiver either will be set up on a remote property in TN or KY and never be located.

I have taken a photo of your photo and will certainly keep an eye out. Thank goodness for insurance. Also, keep an eye on all of your accounts and financials since the scumbag got all of those contracts and financial papers.
Will do, Joe. Thanks for the information.
 
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A murderer I could sit down to dinner with, a thief, I have no time for!
 
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You had insurance, right? If you did, go get another one!
 
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So sorry to hear this...hope the thief gets caught before RV gets tore up!!
 
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Sorry to hear of thi9s incident. I wish you the best and pray that this low life is caught and punished to the full extent of the law.
 
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I too am offended and violated by thieves. However one must go on. My daughter had her car stolen years ago and the thief found with the car said he found it in a parking lot. excuse.. second hand theft. Get the insurance to cover it and try to go on with your life. The outcome: thief got off and my daughter felt violated, with no just-us.
 
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Well, this just cured me of any notion I ever may have entertained about storing my RV off-property. Very, VERY sorry this has happened to you. I just cannot tolerate a thief.
 
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BOLO- Be on the lookout for a new 2020 Dutchmen Astoria 2993RLF, stolen from the Lock-Box Storage in Mount Juliet, TN. This occurred on Friday night, 4/11/21 at 8:58 pm, by a man of short stature wearing a mask, who got out of his dark pickup to enter the code into the lockbox entry pad. He drove around the other vehicles of all kinds in the lot for about an hour, then chose ours to steal. He re-entered the code to leave the fenced area again. The lighting was too bad to see the truck's license plate. We were planning our first trip, and I went over to put some bedding and personal belongings in it when I found it was gone. We had put a new mattress in it the night before. I am sick over this! The police are working with the storage owner/manager, but have not given me any information, nor had anyone contact me. I know there are bad people out there, and bad things happen, but this! My husband had the new license plates for it in the truck, and we're glad he did, because the registration had the VIN number on it and all our financing paperwork and manuals were in the trailer.

Any help would be appreciated!
Any update on your trailer?
 
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This is very unfortunate. Possibly a simple pin lock may have deterred this thief and had him move on to another rig.
 
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