CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- While here instructing a class, the victim was targeted by criminals looking for some quick cash.
The incident occurred Sunday, November 14, 2010 sometime during the early morning hours at 9015 Standifer Gap Road.
The victim, who was leaving early that morning to go back home to Michigan, had packed his car late the night before. Just before leaving, he noticed the vehicle door slightly ajar and the items inside ransacked. The unknown suspect had entered the vehicle, ransacked the interior of the car, and took numerous items including:
1) Nikon Monarch Binoculars-Green Rubber exterior, 10 x 40, in a black Nylon case 2) Green Camouflage "Bone Collector" ball cap 3) Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses-Black Frame with Iridium lenses 4) Garmin GPS-Model 255W 5) Arai Corsair Helmet-Full Face with Blue interior with no decal and blue lens 6) Arai Case for Helmet-Red with Handle 7) Icon Pursuit gloves-Black XL 8) Honda gloves-Smooth black leather High wrist with Honda wing on wrist 9) Super Circuits Portable Wireless Video System-4 small cameras with belt clips 10) Large black Pelican case which holds all the Wireless Video System equipment 11) Western Snow Plow Hand Control 12) Sony Video Camera-Model HDR-SR11 which was inside a Sony case.
The total loss to the victim is approximately $4,540. However, the Sony Video Camera that was taken is even more valuable to the victim. On the camera, are photographs and videos of his family dating back two years, and there are no other copies. Through Crime Stoppers, the victim is offering a $2000 reward for the return of his Sony Camera with the pictures and video intact.
If you have information on these stolen items, particularly the Sony Video Camera, call Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333. Your confidential call could make you eligible for the cash reward offered if the camera is returned intact.