Richard Black Shop Robbed

jkblbsl

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Richard asked me to post the following on his behalf. If anyone has any information please contact him directly at the number or email listed at the bottom.
Thank you
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October 28, 2019

Over this last weekend my shop in Houston, Texas, was broken into and many things were taken. Not very nice for an 82 year old that is trying to enjoy his “Golden Years”.

Any help in recovering the products and tools taken would certainly be appreciated. Below is a partial list of things taken. They amount to approximately $50,000. (Grand Larceny)

Six, Four Point Cues with two shafts each (some wrapped, some not) and none of the shafts were finished out. All signed by Richard Black and dated 2018.

Three cues by Scott Gilmore. Three different designs and all signed by Scott. Definitely “one-of-a-kind” works. All completely finished.

From the shop:

An 80 gallon Air Compressor

A small vacuum pump

A Red roll-around tool chest and filled with hand tools

A roll-around thickness sander

A Red Milwaukee radio

A heavy Grizzley 6” sander

A buffing double wheel on stand

Two miniature table saws

A 20 ton hydraulic jack

A Dumore Tom Thumb tool post grinder

A small propane torch set

Four spray guns for finishing

Quite a few other things including chemicals


Richard Black

richard@blackcues.com

281-794-5666 (cell)

www.blackcues.com
 

nine_ball6970

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Richard asked me to post the following on his behalf. If anyone has any information please contact him directly at the number or email listed at the bottom.
Thank you
_______________________________________________________

October 28, 2019

Over this last weekend my shop in Houston, Texas, was broken into and many things were taken. Not very nice for an 82 year old that is trying to enjoy his “Golden Years”.

Any help in recovering the products and tools taken would certainly be appreciated. Below is a partial list of things taken. They amount to approximately $50,000. (Grand Larceny)

Six, Four Point Cues with two shafts each (some wrapped, some not) and none of the shafts were finished out. All signed by Richard Black and dated 2018.

Three cues by Scott Gilmore. Three different designs and all signed by Scott. Definitely “one-of-a-kind” works. All completely finished.

From the shop:

An 80 gallon Air Compressor

A small vacuum pump

A Red roll-around tool chest and filled with hand tools

A roll-around thickness sander

A Red Milwaukee radio

A heavy Grizzley 6” sander

A buffing double wheel on stand

Two miniature table saws

A 20 ton hydraulic jack

A Dumore Tom Thumb tool post grinder

A small propane torch set

Four spray guns for finishing

Quite a few other things including chemicals


Richard Black

richard@blackcues.com

281-794-5666 (cell)

www.blackcues.com

That is horrible news. I hope they catch whoever is responsible.
 

Lawnboy77

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Sorry to hear about this, I'm up here in Abilene TX, I'll pass this info on, maybe something will pop up here that will lead us to the culprit. Needless to say this kinda crap really pisses me off.

Rex
 

bbb

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I hope they catch the guys and they get what’s coming to them
 

jay helfert

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My God, they cleaned him out. Wondering if he has video cams set up anywhere. I would hope so.
 

AkGuy

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A holes

I detest thieves and wish our criminal justice system was not so "touchy feely" in dealing with them. My little hick town in Alaska and the nearby places seems to be plagued by them. I think the problem is every where.

Hoping Mr. Black gets his stuff back and they serve hard time on a chain gang. I also hope they become victims of other thieves some day, so they know how it feels. Flog them!
 

WildWing

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That had to be done by more than one guy. Surely some of those things will be seen at some point. Watch out for Craig's List and Ebay, and that sort of thing.
 

Runner

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This is terrible... IDK if Richard has any pics of the cues or
equipment.. POS's robbing a craftsman of his tools and
likelihood.. realy shitty. Seems like it's someone who knows
RB's set up... hope they catch the bastard(s).

PS, I agree it's gotta be more than one guy... a rollaway full
of tools, floor jack, etc. is heavy stuff.
 
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JoeyInCali

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This is terrible... IDK if Richard has any pics of the cues or
equipment.. POS's robbing a craftsman of his tools and
likelihood.. realy shitty. Seems like it's someone who knows
RB's set up... hope the catch the bastard(s).

PS, I agree it's gotta be more than one guy... a rollaway full
of tools, floor jack, etc. is heavy stuff.

I hope they get Texas justice.
 

Duane Remick

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This is terrible... IDK if Richard has any pics of the cues or
equipment.. POS's robbing a craftsman of his tools and
likelihood.. realy shitty. Seems like it's someone who knows
RB's set up... hope the catch the bastard(s).

PS, I agree it's gotta be more than one guy... a rollaway full
of tools, floor jack, etc. is heavy stuff.

"Bill Grassley has some pics of the Richards cues in process"
I saw on his facebook ,
several 4 pointer cues described by Richard
here are pics
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garczar

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Richard asked me to post the following on his behalf. If anyone has any information please contact him directly at the number or email listed at the bottom.
Thank you
_______________________________________________________

October 28, 2019

Over this last weekend my shop in Houston, Texas, was broken into and many things were taken. Not very nice for an 82 year old that is trying to enjoy his “Golden Years”.

Any help in recovering the products and tools taken would certainly be appreciated. Below is a partial list of things taken. They amount to approximately $50,000. (Grand Larceny)

Six, Four Point Cues with two shafts each (some wrapped, some not) and none of the shafts were finished out. All signed by Richard Black and dated 2018.

Three cues by Scott Gilmore. Three different designs and all signed by Scott. Definitely “one-of-a-kind” works. All completely finished.

From the shop:

An 80 gallon Air Compressor

A small vacuum pump

A Red roll-around tool chest and filled with hand tools

A roll-around thickness sander

A Red Milwaukee radio

A heavy Grizzley 6” sander

A buffing double wheel on stand

Two miniature table saws

A 20 ton hydraulic jack

A Dumore Tom Thumb tool post grinder

A small propane torch set

Four spray guns for finishing

Quite a few other things including chemicals


Richard Black

richard@blackcues.com

281-794-5666 (cell)

www.blackcues.com
Doesn't RB live out by some lake? Take some balls to break-in and steal all that. I take he wasn't home hopefully? Any neighbors nearby at all? Hope they catch the maggot(s).
 

Duane Remick

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Doesn't RB live out by some lake? Take some balls to break-in and steal all that. I take he wasn't home hopefully? Any neighbors nearby at all? Hope they catch the maggot(s).

I emailed the pics from Bills facebook to Mr Black-
YES 6 of these cues stolen from the shop!
 

maha

from way back when
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very important for the cops to take fingerprints. they dont like to as its a bother and costs money to process them. make a stink and they will but any one doing this likely has been caught before and has his prints identifiable.

i thought his shop was at his home. and either way someone had to know what he had there as they had to pull in a truck and or trailer. so that narrows the suspects.

neighbors have cameras that may have caught the perps driving up.

cops wont do enough without the help of the victims.
 
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