Burglar tries to sell stolen tools online but outed by victim

A well-equipped burglar who targeted several homes was caught with the help of a police dog after fleeing across a park.

Cameron Hart, 30, had left his home with a backpack, several small torches and a head-torch, balaclava, gloves and a change of clothes on the evening of July 28.

He climbed over a front fence of a property on Murphys Rd in Blenheim, going through a gate into the backyard, and into an unlocked garage, a police summary of facts said.

He left with two bikes, a chainsaw, a skillsaw, a power drill, batteries, a charger and a jigsaw, worth $4100 in total.

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Hart took the items to an unknown location, but kept one of the stolen bikes to use as transport, the summary said.

Hours later he went to a McLauchlan St property, where he was captured on CCTV

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Gadgets used by British spies in WWII: Collection of tools given to SOE agents by MI9 now for sale

A collection of James Bond-style gadgets which were used by British spies in World War Two are going under the hammer.

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s.

The items, which were collected by a spy fan over the last 40 years, are expected to fetch hundreds of pounds at Hansons Auctioneers. 

A collection of James Bond-style gadgets which were used by British spies in World War Two are going under the hammer (pictured, an incendiary device disguised as a matchbox)

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s (pictured, a disguised camera in a matchbox)

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s (pictured, a disguised camera in a matchbox)

The spy collection, including this Swiss Army knife containing a blade, three saws, a lockpick and a wire cutter (pictured), will go under the hammer on November 20

 The spy collection, including this Swiss Army knife containing a blade, three saws, a lockpick and a wire cutter (pictured), will go under the hammer on November 20

Other useful gadgets include compasses concealed inside buttons (pictured)

Other useful gadgets include compasses concealed inside

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Soundoff: Realtors get creative with digital tools to virtually showcase homes


Realtors get creative with digital tools to virtually showcase homes

As temperatures grow colder and some buyers become hesitant to attend open houses and showings, there are many tools Realtors employ to ensure that their properties remain highly visible.

High-quality professional photography is key to marketing properties well, and in times when many buyers do much of their home shopping online, it is essential that Realtors include photographs that represent the property well.


Easily interpreted floor plans are also a must; some Realtors either choose not to include floor plans for their listings or include them only on listings that are visible to other agents, but floor plans should be included along with the photography so that buyers can view them on public home search websites. Additionally, virtual tours can be very helpful and do not always have to

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Thousands of stolen tools from Home Depot found in Katy home

Investigators believe the tools may have been stolen from Home Depot stores in the Houston area, as well as other states.

KATY, Texas — Thousands of stolen power tools were found in a Katy’s man home after he was arrested on drug charges, according to the Harris County Constable’s Precinct 5 Office. 

The value of the stolen tools, believed to be taken from several Home Depot stores, is estimated to be more than a million dollars. 

Precinct 5 deputies said they were working alongside the Texas Department of Public Safety when they served a search warrant Wednesday at Steven Lane Skarritt’s home in the 1500 block of Hoveden. 

While inside the home, they found “floor-to-ceiling, organized stacks of power tools, toolsets and other items” they believed to be stolen from several Home Depot stores in the Houston area, as well as other states. 

“They would take the stuff and just

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