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Stolen question.

Discussion in 'Lost & Stolen Equipment' started by Highdesignfool, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Highdesignfool

    Highdesignfool ArboristSite Member

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    Hey, just bumped in to this section and had a question to anyone that might know. About five years ago I was looking to buy a Stihl hedger. I found a nice looking one on a local classifieds and called on it. He didn't know all that much but the pics looked good. I made the one hour trip to check it out and it was in decent shape and being that I would only use it a few times a year I bought it for a hundred bucks. It's the nice long bar Hs 81r. Well, I get it home and gave it a soapy bath in some degreaser and in my cleaning, on the bottom of the gear box is the serial number. It was half assed scratched out but I took some light sand paper to it and I can make out the serial number still.
    Of course by now it's pretty likely that it was stolen. Is there a database anywhere online that I can enter the serial to find out more about it and if in fact it was stolen?


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    Jhenderson ArboristSite Lurker

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    Best bet would be your local Stihl dealer.
     
  3. backhoelover

    backhoelover 2 cycle carb master, don't believe me just ask!!!!

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    stihl doesnt like stolen units on web site. that is a police data base only.
     
  4. cedarhollow

    cedarhollow ArboristSite Operative

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    I would ask local police or Sheriff. do you have receipt or proof positive copy of ad and pictures that led you to it.
     
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    Jhenderson ArboristSite Lurker

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    Most prev owners notify dealers about stolen property. If it was stolen locally it was most likely purchased locally. I know all the small equipment dealers around here have a list behind the counter.
     
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    backhoelover 2 cycle carb master, don't believe me just ask!!!!

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    if you can get me the serial numbers i can look it up if its not too old
     
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