Lytle, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What can my friend do after his tools were stolen with trailer but has no proof of ownership?

The dad i baby sit for got his work trailer with everyone he owns work wise in it stolen last week. Over 30gs of work tools. We all know who did it and the police have video that a neighbor recorded of it happening and so does the apartments. Clear as day you can see who it is. But the cops won't do anything because he doesn't have proof the trailer was his.

Is there anything he can do? He is falling fast and now can't work because no tools and he is a single dad who has to pay for daycare. I think it's wrong we know who did it and the cops tell him to leave it alone.

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: He could talk to a supervisor or detective at the law enforcement agency and ask them to reconsider. He could also potentially hire a local attorney to file a civil lawsuit against the person who took the trailer.

Unless the trailer was homemade, it was probably registered and had a VIN or serial number that could be used to identify the owner.

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