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Dronefly Robbed

Discussion in 'News' started by PhantomPhreak, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. PhantomPhreak

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    Saw on the news, Dronefly was broken into. Report said 50K in drones, several Inspire 1's stolen. Caught on servellance, hope they will find them.
     
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    They should. Once someone decides to hook up for firm ware update or anything like that. Nothing worse than a thief except a liar & they are normally hand in hand!
     
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    It will never happed, they are smarter than that
     
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    WHAT??? Your drone came from this robbery? OMG! I hope I am reading this...wrong. :eek:
     
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    We'll I don't know, they weren't smart enough to not have their faces on camera :lol: or call out Paul!!!! ROFLMAO. Yep a lot are smarter than that but they sell them to someone else who tries to pawn. When serial #! shows up as stolen , they are happy to roll over so they don't pick up the felony.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Did t they get robbed before Christmas too?
     
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    Shhhhhhhhhh! I don't want that information getting out but I know I can trust you guys. :lol:

    Smash & grab drone thefts are becoming more frequent like these guys who have been broken into twice - http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loc...Twice-Suspect-Caught-on-Camera-287181431.html

    Or this meth head who broke into 2 different store in 2 days to feed his drug habit - http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... meth-debt/ and http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Second-drone-store-robbed-in-Las-Vegas-in-two-days-284828101.html
     
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    Time to get a better security system? Wow.
     
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    i've seen a couple of video's from drone shop robberies, all have had unprotected glass doors for easy access & not once has an alarm gone off
     
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    Dronefly is planning on 24 hour security guard according to the report. I might apply just so I could shoot the next robber that comes through the door.
     
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    I was talking to a friend yesterday who asked if I'd heard what happened since the theft, I told him I hadn't. He said the shop seems to have closed since - not sure if it was the owner's choice, a result of the theft, or perhaps an ultimatum from DJI since he had only one of 10 supposed prototypes in the US. I tried yesterday afternoon to find a link or phone number and indeed, The Coptershop seems to never have existed.
    The Inspire supposedly didn't have a battery in it and the radio wasn't taken. Perhaps stolen for the technology and not to fly?
     
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    Maybe DJI is trying to drum up publicity for their "rare" drones by having them stolen!

    More seriously, I would suspect some of these local shops aren't turning enough profit and need to "liquidate" inventory.

    Either way, the perpetrators ought to be easy to catch.
     
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    It might be cheaper to keep a pit bull in the store at night :cool:
     
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    I have bought some stuff from dronefly and they are one of the good guys. We should give them our support and order from them to help them get back on their feet. Sure, they have insurance but that horrible feeling of being broken into and robbed persists. Our support will undoubtedly make a difference to them. Just sayin'...