I live off post near fort Riley. I had gotten home from work and knew I needed to run to the store. I decided I’d take my bicycle to get a little workout in and relax a bit. I quickly changed and went to the store. Within the 1 hr 30 min, to 2hr time frame, someone had broken into my locked truck and stolen my assault pack, a cold weather jacket, my military police vest, and belt. They also stole some personal things but that’s not what I’m super concerned about. My unit is saying that I can’t store TA-50 in my vehicle, and that They’ll give me a FLIPL and I’ll pay for it out of pocket. Is there ANYTHING that can help me out here? And yes, I realize how stupid and lazy it was to not run my bag and vest inside, I completely understand that it’s my fault. I should’ve done it, and I’ve learned a lesson here. Thank you for any advice or comments.
Posted 4 mo ago
File a police report. It won't do anything and they'll never get your stuff back but it will give you evidence of the theft. There is nothing in the regulations that says you can't store OCIE in a locked vehicle. Unless your unit has that "no OCIE in vehicles" policy in writing, they can't enforce it. Talk to JAG. I had my POV broken into in the PX parking lot and they stole my field jacket. FLIPL and it was written off.
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