Please keep an eye on eBay, Gumtree etc. (in the UK) for the following: 6 x K8 Glow Clubs, 6 x Henry's Juggling Clubs with European Decor in Yellow/Green Sparkle. 3 x Dube Juggling knives and a Nils Pol Manipulator hat in Red & Black + a load of juggling beanbags etc!
Pinched by some scumbag from John Caudrey in the last few days. Happened to me many years ago but I recovered a lot of it from eBay due to a juggler spotting it (I've never met who it was) - so hopefully we can do the same for John, who is a good chap.
Does John have gear to train with? I don't want him to lose valuable training time because someone stole his juggling props.
Can you explain why someone would do this? I have been able to come up with only three motives, and none are remotely logical.
The first motive that I could think of is for financial gain. There are several flaws in this plan though; the props are unique and easily identifiable, the market is small and well connected, and jugglers are not known for great wealth.
The second motive that I could think of is to simply gain possession and use of the juggling props. This doesn't make a lot of sense either. Juggling is already psychologically challenging enough, the negative karma of using stolen props would make the mental aspect of juggling nearly impossible.
A third possible motive is that someone just wants John to stop juggling. For example, if John trains 6 clubs in his second story apartment around dinner time, the neighbor directly below him may have an issue with the noise. I don't believe this is the case though, because his quiet manipulation hat was also stolen.
I'm sure John has other stuff to use, he's been doing this a while.
You're overthinking this a little as well: the scumbags who did this will simply have broken into his van in the hope it contained something they could sell, grabbed what they could and legged it. Don't assume they considered their motives and actions in any detail. It's quite possible they'll dump some of the stuff if they decide it won't fetch much, or stick it on an auction site in the hope they'll make some cash. My reason for posting is that a similar thing happened to me and I was lucky enough to get some of the kit back from whoever was selling it on eBay.
What Charlie said, they probably don’t even know what they stole. They’ll have been in “grab it all, work out what’s worth something later” mode
Chances are they’ll try and pass it on at a car boot sale, or via eBay, or they’ll just hoik it over a hedge somewhere just to get rid of it.
I hope John isn’t going to have to cancel any gigs because if it.
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