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Military equipment, including body armor, other items stolen from service member’s vehicle

August 20, 2012

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A member of the military reported to Lawrence police Monday morning that someone stole $6,200 worth of items from him in a vehicle burglary.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the victim had a pack taken from the vehicle that contained a Macbook computer, military body armor, a helmet, uniform and other items. The burglary was reported between 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Kentucky Street. The suspect has not been identified, McKinley said.

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armywife 1 year, 8 months ago

The soldier should have taken his gear inside, it is never to be left unsecured in your vehicle regardless on if it is locked or not. The soldier will most likely have the missing equipment taken out of his monthly pay and get a counseling statement from his chain of command.

As for the comments by KansasLiberal.......seriously you feel the need to belittle the same people that defend your freedoms to spout off like you did in this blog....I'd like to see you go into another country like Iraq or Afghanistan and make these same comments.....if you were one of those countries citizens you would not be allowed to say anything against anyone in those countries, well unless you'd like to be stoned to death, shot, hanged or doused in acid. I definitely support freedom of speech, it is when individuals spout childish, uneducated comments that I think to myself what a waste.....if you're going to condemn those that protect your freedoms at least have something somewhat more intelligent to say...

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LeBo 1 year, 8 months ago

Your supply officer is going to love you.

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infidel 1 year, 8 months ago

Also, I forgot to mention that, KansasLiberal is a F*&^$#g retard, who should stay at home in his or her's parents basement.

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infidel 1 year, 8 months ago

Speaking as a National Guard Soldier, it is very common to keep your TA-50 gear in your possession, that would include your IBA or IOTV, (your body armor). Yes, you have to secure it. A car or truck should be secured. Mine is in my home all the time unless I need it for a duty purpose, then it is used and returned to my home. I don't know the exact number of National Guard or Reserve Soldiers in Lawrence, but I suspect it is greater than most residents think.

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 8 months ago

Not knowing Kansas Liberal, but willing to bet that he/she could not make it through basic. A good drill sergeant would remove all testicles from KS Liberal if it is a he and it a she, would not be a KS Liberal because any woman going through basic would kick some butt .

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Disk2Legacy 1 year, 8 months ago

@ Kansas Liberal - You know if we didn't have a Military and the radical Muslims were invading our country you would be screaming "Where is our protection" You just live in a happy world of yours and keep your rude comments to yourself. Maybe you should thank a Vet. for what freedom we still have. They are eroding away very fast.

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kernal 1 year, 8 months ago

Isn't stealing military equipment from military personnel a federal crime?

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oldbaldguy 1 year, 8 months ago

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bevy 1 year, 8 months ago

Ya'll may not know this, but many soldiers are buying their OWN body armor, because the army doesn't provide it, or what they provide is not up to snuff. So this kid may be paying for it twice. Nice "blame the victim" mentality, KansasLiberal. Way to beat up on guys who put their lives on the line every day so you can spout off.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't think a pawn shop would touch it. I was stunned to find out that you can buy military body armor on eBay. I would think that would be illegal.

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Steve Jacob 1 year, 8 months ago

Some armed thief with body armor is a very bad thing.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

KansasLiberal what a rude remark! The computer was in a bag with several other items, not out in the open. It sounds like it was quite a large bag. Is he going to be responsible for replacing all those items? Because that is going to be tough for a soldier to do. I am very curious as why this bag was stolen. Was it someone who knew that the body armor was in the bag and plans to use it?

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usesomesense 1 year, 8 months ago

The bigger question is what kind of idiot steals military equipment? He just stole from all of us.

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irvan moore 1 year, 8 months ago

since he has body armour in the car too i'm thinking he's not an idiot but maybe someone who puts themself in harms way for our country, i hope he gets his stuff back

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KansasLiberal 1 year, 8 months ago

What idiot thinks that it's a good idea to leave a computer in a car overnight?

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