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Someone stole about 12,000 worth of musical equipment from me. What will happen if the cops only recover some items but not all?

San Antonio, TX |

A 3,600 macbook. 2 Gibson Guitars worth 2,600 and 1,600 individually. An vox amplifier valued @1,600. iPad @750. A pedalboard @1,700. I am a professional musician and I was simply having lunch after leading 3 worship services in San Antonio.

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You had insurance.... Right?

Contact your insurer and report the theft. Otherwise you will have to buy replacement equipment with your own funds.

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Use the police report to assist in your claim via insurance.


If you had insurance you can recover anything lost. If not, you could sue the criminal (who will not have anything to pay even if you win). So if you did not have insurance, you may be out of luck.

This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.

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