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AzHousePro
10-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Robb just told me that his cues are missing here at the US Open.

His case said Robin Hood on it, but that will probably disappear in a hurry.

The following cues were in the case...

Andy Gilbert
8 points (4 high and 4 low)
leather wrap
ivory joint

New Predator Break Cue with leather wrap

Scorpion Cue

2 Jump Cues


If anyone has any information, PM me and I will put you in touch with Robb.

Mike

student4ever
10-25-2008, 04:31 PM
That makes me sick...I hope he gets them back in a hurry!

poolplayer2093
10-25-2008, 04:33 PM
What's he going to play with? that's a tough break

Johnnyt
10-25-2008, 04:43 PM
If your going to steal, do it to someone that's rich and can afford it, not a poor pool player.
If someone would catch one of these cue thieves and beat hell out of him, a few nice deep cuts on the face so he won't forget each time he looks in a mirror. Then let everyone know why the scars are there. Then most will think before their so quick to grab someones cue. It's like taking a mechanics toolbox. Johnnyt

watchez
10-25-2008, 04:59 PM
I talked to Robb for quite awhile in Vegas last May - great guy. Let's hope that the scumbag that stole his cues is caught. Give Robb 5 minutes alone with the thief before he is hauled away by the police.

Quesports
10-25-2008, 05:07 PM
FREAKY THIEVES JUST SUC!!! Robb is a real great guy, the bastards have NO respect for anything at all!!
Dan

TXsouthpaw
10-25-2008, 05:36 PM
that sux, hope he gets em back. that case of his was sweet too.

JoeyA
10-25-2008, 05:48 PM
If your going to steal, do it to someone that's rich and can afford it, not a poor pool player.
If someone would catch one of these cue thieves and beat hell out of him, a few nice deep cuts on the face so he won't forget each time he looks in a mirror. Then let everyone know why the scars are there. Then most will think before their so quick to grab someones cue. It's like taking a mechanics toolbox. Johnnyt

I'm with you on this Johnny. It's bad enough to be a thief and steal from the wealthy but when you steal from those who can ill afford the loss, you deserve a severe beating with lasting scars.

It's just dreaming but maybe someone will turn the cues and case in.
JoeyA

Fatboy
10-25-2008, 05:58 PM
i heard they were stole at the pool room last night, its brutal in there.

I hope to hell someone burns in hell for taking his stuff, man that pisses me off to hear.


I hold my case constantly, when I'm sitting down I keep the strap looped around me,

Bigkahuna
10-25-2008, 06:04 PM
If your going to steal, do it to someone that's rich and can afford it, not a poor pool player.
If someone would catch one of these cue thieves and beat hell out of him, a few nice deep cuts on the face so he won't forget each time he looks in a mirror. Then let everyone know why the scars are there. Then most will think before their so quick to grab someones cue. It's like taking a mechanics toolbox. Johnnyt

I saw a post a day or two ago that got deleted. It was just a bad post but another poster in response to the OP said something about beating him with a sock full of dog poop. This would come to mind here....:cool:

vagabond
10-25-2008, 08:39 PM
If someone would catch one of these cue thieves and beat hell out of him, a few nice deep cuts on the face so he won't forget each time he looks in a mirror. Then let everyone know why the scars are there. Johnnyt


I played pool in many cities of many states in USA and I always left my cue on the table to go to the rest room and on occasion I even left the pool room to go next door for lap dances or some chinese chowmein.No one attempted to take away my cue.may be it is because of my reputation.In some places my nick name is SLING BLADE.
One time time I forgot my case in the pool room and left the town.Later the manager of the room sent it to me by UPS.:cool:

GordonRamsay
10-25-2008, 08:59 PM
did Rob ever get his teeth fixed??

poolcuemaster
10-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Did you ever get your big mouth fixed, na not yet.--Leonard

JoeyA
10-25-2008, 10:37 PM
I played pool in many cities of many states in USA and I always left my cue on the table to go to the rest room and on occasion I even left the pool room to go next door for lap dances or some chinese chowmein.No one attempted to take away my cue.may be it is because of my reputation.In some places my nick name is SLING BLADE.
One time time I forgot my case in the pool room and left the town.Later the manager of the room sent it to me by UPS.:cool:

Come on Vagabond. Show the Main Forum a picture of your case. :D

JoeyA

GordonRamsay
10-26-2008, 01:04 AM
Did you ever get your big mouth fixed, na not yet.--Leonard


yep.. last Thursday.

Rod
10-26-2008, 02:33 AM
Its sad to read about such things but there is a message here. What ever you do, do not leave your valuables unattended. If in a pool room have someone keep an eye out. If left in your car, never leave it out in plain sight. The list goes on but consider the times. I need not have to remind you the state of our economy.

I hope this message comes across loud and clear. It may not seem appropriate considering all the well wishers but its real and I hope I never read another post like this one. Only you can safe guard your valuables. I deal with scum bags every day and the numbers are not getting smaller. Put them out of business, be really aware of surroundings and keep others informed as well. Just because a known person lost their stuff does not mean this is isolated. I assure you countless others have had the same experience. Wake up people or someone is going to get you too. -- End of rant.

Rod

AnitoKid
10-26-2008, 04:56 AM
Hope he gets his stuff back.

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"T"
10-26-2008, 07:20 AM
Bump to top.

"T"
10-26-2008, 07:44 AM
Just a thought here as well.

Although there is no doubt from the folks at the scene and here on AZ that the cues have been stolen, perhaps in the interest of maximizing their return, I'm wondering if it may be better to designate them as "missing" as opposed to "stolen" when these notices are posted?

I know this is an extreme example, but when children are missing, they usually don't put out notices that say the child was kidnapped, even though that is the obvious assumption.

Let's hope AZ can come to the rescue again!

!Smorgass Bored
10-26-2008, 09:01 AM
Just a thought here as well.

Although there is no doubt from the folks at the scene and here on AZ that the cues have been stolen, perhaps in the interest of maximizing their return, I'm wondering if it may be better to designate them as "missing" as opposed to "stolen" when these notices are posted?

Let's hope AZ can come to the rescue again!


Simply offer a $1,000 'No Questions Asked' reward for their safe return and VIOLA..... case closed.

Doug
(of course, you don't pay the reward.............it's worked here before....TOO) :)

fish on
10-26-2008, 09:07 AM
Simply offer a $1,000 'No Questions Asked' reward for their safe return and VIOLA..... case closed.

Doug
(of course, you don't pay the reward.............it's worked here before....TOO) :)
street smarts win again green rep to you!
I have a friend who also thinks like you!
people never realize how smart you guys are until the fish is hooked:eek: !!!

Island Drive
10-26-2008, 09:17 AM
Just readin' this post, makes me realize every pro should take a digital pic of their cue, they can then post the pic here and when any of us see the cue or case, we can make that needed phone call to the boys in blue.

poolpop63
10-26-2008, 10:10 AM
Unlike children that are missing... cues and cases don't have feet to just walk away or get disoriented. If ur cue is not there.. guess what... its stolen. A terrible thing .. good luck in getting them back.

!Smorgass Bored
10-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Just readin' this post, makes me realize every pro should take a digital pic of their cue, they can then post the pic here and when any of us see the cue or case, we can make that needed phone call to the boys in blue.

That won't work.
I bought a brand new $600 digital camera to replace my disposable cameras. I took it to Planet 9-Ball and while I was laying my cues & cases out on the pooltable, someone stole my new camera.

Now, when I go into a poolroom, I tie 100 lb. test fishing line to my cue (and my wallet) and keep the spools in my pockets. VIOLA !

Doug
(there is NO size limit on what you might catch) :)

dabarbr
10-26-2008, 01:45 PM
That won't work.
I bought a brand new $600 digital camera to replace my disposable cameras. I took it to Planet 9-Ball and while I was laying my cues & cases out on the pooltable, someone stole my new camera.

Now, when I go into a poolroom, I tie 100 lb. test fishing line to my cue (and my wallet) and keep the spools in my pockets. VIOLA !

Doug
(there is NO size limit on what you might catch) :)
Smorgy, good to have you back and posting. Looks like you haven't missed a step.

jgpool
10-26-2008, 03:32 PM
That won't work.
I bought a brand new $600 digital camera to replace my disposable cameras. I took it to Planet 9-Ball and while I was laying my cues & cases out on the pooltable, someone stole my new camera.

Now, when I go into a poolroom, I tie 100 lb. test fishing line to my cue (and my wallet) and keep the spools in my pockets. VIOLA !

Doug
(there is NO size limit on what you might catch) :)

You should have taken a picture of your camera, DAMMIT!! :p :eek: ;)

Dead Money
10-26-2008, 03:43 PM
That won't work.
I bought a brand new $600 digital camera to replace my disposable cameras. I took it to Planet 9-Ball and while I was laying my cues & cases out on the pooltable, someone stole my new camera.

Now, when I go into a poolroom, I tie 100 lb. test fishing line to my cue (and my wallet) and keep the spools in my pockets. VIOLA !

Doug
(there is NO size limit on what you might catch) :)

Lmao! Nice to have you back with us:smile:

poolplayer2093
10-26-2008, 04:24 PM
Simply offer a $1,000 'No Questions Asked' reward for their safe return and VIOLA..... case closed.

Doug
(of course, you don't pay the reward.............it's worked here before....TOO) :)


i think he should pay it! it's not too big a price to pay considering how much he uses those cues. add in the wait time and adjustment time trying to adjust to another cue. and who know the guy who returns them might just have had to steal them from someone else to get them back to him

Johnnyt
10-26-2008, 04:31 PM
That won't work.
I bought a brand new $600 digital camera to replace my disposable cameras. I took it to Planet 9-Ball and while I was laying my cues & cases out on the pooltable, someone stole my new camera.

Now, when I go into a poolroom, I tie 100 lb. test fishing line to my cue (and my wallet) and keep the spools in my pockets. VIOLA !

Doug
(there is NO size limit on what you might catch) :)

Great to have you back home and posting. I hope you continue to get stronger (not breath or arm pits) and you can get back into the swing of things again. Johnnyt

Fatboy
10-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Rob is really upset, we left the poolroom in a cab this morning, a friend loaned him a good cue, but like he said he had his cue for 8 years and its just not the same, we sat around the poolrooom for 2 hours talking, he was playing 3C for a while, he plays it good, he is on short $$ now too, i feel terrible for him, I hope the helll he gets his cue back, like he said its personal you can awalys make $$$ back but your cue is more than that. he is a sharp guy. we had alot of laughs despite his mood. I tried to make him smile and promised him I would keep the search alive online, he told me his email addy but i forgot it, PM me if anyone knows it, thanks

poolplayer2093
10-26-2008, 04:53 PM
this is tough all around. you know who i feel bad for? the guy who buys these cues thinking he's getting a great deal on a good gilbert! everyone's going to think the guys a theif. then he's in a akward position knowing that he's got stolen cues but he's still got his cash invested

i hope who ever stole the cues gets his teeth kicked in

Koopa
10-26-2008, 07:36 PM
What a bunch of scumbags. I might recognize his cue if I saw it, and i definitely remember his case. Hope Robb gets his stuff back, he deserves it.

And tell him to come back and visit Miami sometime.

stevekur1
10-26-2008, 08:00 PM
Not sure if it is his, but before the match up with strickland on Accu-Stats i heard them say over the loudspeaker that someone had left there cue near table #8

If anything i would contact the tourney director to find out if he knows anything about this

Hope you get your cues back robb!

Steve

cleary
10-26-2008, 09:05 PM
I hold my case constantly, when I'm sitting down I keep the strap looped around me,

Amen.

Makes me sick to hear stories like this.

ARM9BALLER
10-30-2008, 08:21 PM
80417

with some old pics.
BEM forearm
3 high 3 low ebony points
I think there were 5 veneers
Mother of Pearl inlays
Black railroad track rings
Black Lizard wrap
White Butt

Ktown D
10-30-2008, 08:54 PM
80417

with some old pics.
BEM forearm
3 high 3 low ebony points
I think there were 5 veneers
Mother of Pearl inlays
Black railroad track rings
Black Lizard wrap
White Butt
I'll be on the lookout for it and I hope everyone here does the same. I talked to Robb right after he lost them and he was really upset, I told him the AZ crew would do what they could. Let's help one of our guys out here and keep our eyes peeled for his stuff. If anyone here sees his cue and/or case we need to make sure to do everything we can to get it back where it belongs.

Fatboy
10-31-2008, 01:09 AM
i spoke to Rob today and told him that were all on the look out he wanted me to thank everyone, man i hope we find who has it.

stikapos
10-31-2008, 03:26 AM
I just don't get it. I can understand the case and the break cues, but how the heck did he lose his main cue ? You always have someone watch it if you go to the bathroom. Less importantly, this is exactly the reason why you have a lucasi with a 314 shaft. So if it gets stolen, its not such a big deal. You never take your best cue into a den of thieves.

The dang cue was probably sold to some nut for $20.

Rob, if you need cue help, drop me a pm or have someone else pm me.

tim

Drawman623
10-31-2008, 03:56 AM
No disrespect intended to the good people of Chesapeake, but it seems like there are two local businesses that thrive in the area...Dollar Stores and Pawn Shops. Jay Helfert posted last year about the importance of filing a police report and checking the pawn shops. He's right. I made the rounds in Norfolk, 10 miles away from the event center and found nothing, but it would not surprise me if they have been pawned. A police report of stolen cues will generate a fax to all area pawn shops and may turn something up. I urged Rob to make one when I loaned him a replacement cue. I have faith in Rob, but I hope he has enough faith in the world to make the report. Good people deserve better. Rob is strong under pressure, I think he will bounce back. Andy Gilbert is also the best kind of person, I expect he will look out for Rob too.

jay helfert
10-31-2008, 05:28 AM
No disrespect intended to the good people of Chesapeake, but it seems like there are two local businesses that thrive in the area...Dollar Stores and Pawn Shops. Jay Helfert posted last year about the importance of filing a police report and checking the pawn shops. He's right. I made the rounds in Norfolk, 10 miles away from the event center and found nothing, but it would not surprise me if they have been pawned. A police report of stolen cues will generate a fax to all area pawn shops and may turn something up. I urged Rob to make one when I loaned him a replacement cue. I have faith in Rob, but I hope he has enough faith in the world to make the report. Good people deserve better. Rob is strong under pressure, I think he will bounce back. Andy Gilbert is also the best kind of person, I expect he will look out for Rob too.

There should have been a notice posted conspicuously at Q Master in several locations the next day about the "missing" cues and offering a generous reward. That's how you get your cues back in that spot. I've recovered three stolen cues/cases and each time it took a different scenario to accomplish it. Too bad there aren't video cameras at Q Master. I'm kinda surprised in a business that big. I'd never have a poolroom without cameras.

Quesports
10-31-2008, 06:39 AM
Your right Jay and they REALLY should have them in the parking area. LOL that is where most of the 'incidents' associated with illegal activities happen around pool establishments.
Dan

stikapos
10-31-2008, 09:16 AM
Unless they keep tapes on every minute of the day, cameras don't do a lot of good. Dang casinos have one everywhere except the toilet and try asking about a lost jacket or something else personal. Yep, never saw it.....right...

tim

jay helfert
10-31-2008, 09:36 AM
Unless they keep tapes on every minute of the day, cameras don't do a lot of good. Dang casinos have one everywhere except the toilet and try asking about a lost jacket or something else personal. Yep, never saw it.....right...

tim

Tim, You must not be familiar with video surveillance equipment. The cameras do record 24 hours a day onto one tape. Using a piece of equipment called a Mulitplexer, several (usually four) cameras can record onto one tape. That tape is then exchanged for a new tape the next day. The tapes can be saved for one week (most common) or longer. Then they are recorded over the following week. You only need seven good tapes to do this 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This way you always have one week of tape you can review. This is standard practice in many businesses like 7/11's, bars, retail shops, etc.

Most good quality videotapes can be recorded over 50 times, so they are good for one year, and then you buy new tapes. I suspect with DVD's the life span is longer.

wahcheck
10-31-2008, 09:58 AM
I once left my cue case under the table I was practicing on......later a friend asked me to play some over at another table .... of course I forgot to move my case and it disappeared.....that was a lesson well learned....in the pool room things grow legs.....from then on, especially if I was practicing alone, I would take everything with me, even to the rest room.....

Some places you might get careless, and get away with it, but NOT in a pool room............

vagabond
10-31-2008, 10:21 AM
Some places you might get careless, and get away with it, but NOT in a pool room............


Even when I left my stuff at the table and walked out of the pool room for 15-30 minutes no one stole them.Do my stuff smell that BAD ?:grin:

stikapos
10-31-2008, 11:10 AM
Tim, You must not be familiar with video surveillance equipment. The cameras do record 24 hours a day onto one tape. Using a piece of equipment called a Mulitplexer, several (usually four) cameras can record onto one tape. That tape is then exchanged for a new tape the next day. The tapes can be saved for one week (most common) or longer. Then they are recorded over the following week. You only need seven good tapes to do this 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This way you always have one week of tape you can review. This is standard practice in many businesses like 7/11's, bars, retail shops, etc.

Most good quality videotapes can be recorded over 50 times, so they are good for one year, and then you buy new tapes. I suspect with DVD's the life span is longer.
Jay, you're right. I have specialties, but video survelliance isn't one of them. It still pisses me off how a casino can watch a dang $5 chip being palmed by a dealer, yet can't tell you snot about a lost jacket or a bad payoff at a craps table. In any case, if you have a stroke like Rob, I wouldn't think that the stick was that important. As I said before, if he needs one, he can meet me in Providence and take his pick from my pseudo collection. This time, you can bet he'll tinkle with one hand and hold the cue with the other. Which brings to mind this quandry...what does one do with the cue when doing numba 2 ??? Sorry, a bit of levity for this otherwise not so level situation.

tim

tigerseye
10-31-2008, 11:13 AM
I am giving a $100 dollar reward for the cues...

hotrod
10-31-2008, 12:34 PM
Jay, check with Barry or staff. Hey do have several screens ( monitors ) at the front desk to make sure no underage drinking goes on. Dont know if these are tapes or just monitors.

TXsouthpaw
10-31-2008, 12:46 PM
Tim, You must not be familiar with video surveillance equipment. The cameras do record 24 hours a day onto one tape. Using a piece of equipment called a Mulitplexer, several (usually four) cameras can record onto one tape. That tape is then exchanged for a new tape the next day. The tapes can be saved for one week (most common) or longer. Then they are recorded over the following week. You only need seven good tapes to do this 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This way you always have one week of tape you can review. This is standard practice in many businesses like 7/11's, bars, retail shops, etc.

Most good quality videotapes can be recorded over 50 times, so they are good for one year, and then you buy new tapes. I suspect with DVD's the life span is longer.

the way to go now Jay is hard drive. It can just be deleted and rerecorded almost forever. and if something happens u just burn it to dvd

Ill keep my eyes peeled but i doubt theyll make it this far south.

jay helfert
10-31-2008, 01:26 PM
Even when I left my stuff at the table and walked out of the pool room for 15-30 minutes no one stole them.Do my stuff smell that BAD ?:grin:

How much could they get for a crooked sneaky pete in a raggedy ass case? :grin:

Complex13
10-31-2008, 04:09 PM
Sorry to hear about Rob's misfortune.

I have an Instroke case and I carry a small bungee (6" or so) cord with me. When I take my cues out I put them in the case and then I take the bungee cord and go around the case and through the handle and then around a chair leg close by. The bungee is hard to see but the tension is enough so that if the case moves the chair moves or if you pull up on the case the chair will topple over. It would be enough of a deterrant to scare off the "grab and go" thief but not a determined thief.

I am always conscious of where my cues/case are and if someone I don't know is close I stand between them and my stuff.

It also freaks me out when I set my case somewhere and I turn around and its gone only to discover that my teammates have moved it to the pile of cases on the table behind us. I flip out and go move it back to where I can keep an eye on it. They don't seem to get it and call me crazy. Oh well.

Koopa
11-01-2008, 01:26 AM
It also freaks me out when I set my case somewhere and I turn around and its gone only to discover that my teammates have moved it to the pile of cases on the table behind us.

Ha, that happened to me tonight. Put me case up on the bar and turned around for a second. When I looked back it was gone. Bartender put it behind the bar for safe keeping, but it gave me a bit of a scare.

Holly
11-01-2008, 10:24 AM
bump for Rob, a truly great guy! I pray that those that stole his cues and case are caught. Anyone who may have photos of Rob's cues and / or case please post them. If you need them enhanced to be clearer and do not have or know photoshop well, I'd be happy to volunteer to help out. You can email the pics to me.
Big hug to ya Rob.

cueaddicts
11-02-2008, 07:47 AM
Robb, man, hate to hear this. But it's good that on AZ we can get the word out. Hope the scoundrel(s) gets caught and you get your stuff back. Everyone is pulling for you. :)

Sean

Johnnyt
11-02-2008, 07:57 AM
How much could they get for a crooked sneaky pete in a raggedy ass case? :grin:

LMAO. Johnnyt