On Wednesday morning, Malcom Davies was headed to work when he found thieves had stolen two locked Craftsman tool boxes from the back of his truck.
Stolen items include a Makita skilsaw, Makita sawzall, and a DeWalt concrete hammer drill, as well as miscellaneous hand tools. Davies uses those tools for his work as a carpenter. The stolen power tools were company tools, which will be replaced by the company. However, the hand tools and storage were personal. The theft occured in the upper Symonds Street area.
“I would estimate that it would cost about $1,000 to replace the company tools and $1,000 to replace my personal tools,” Davies said.
In a Facebook post, Davies said he will probably never see his tools again, but thought he’d make the post to alert others in the community to keep their tools secure.
Davies said the theft hasn’t changed his mind about living in Ladysmith.
“One of the major reasons I decided to buy a house and raise a family in Ladysmith was the strong community and lack of crime,” he said. “I’m not going to let a couple bad apples change my view. Overall, I love this community and am happy to raise my children here. I can’t think of a better place to live on the Island.”