Lab equipment stolen. Where in California?

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From:Gayle Callis <>
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Is this is a statewide problem or in a specific area of California,
Northern or Southern parts??  Just curious

>Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:32:54 -0700 (PDT)
>From: phillip logsdon <>
>Subject: Lab equipment stolen!
>Histonetters Beware! There have been several reports
>of a very well dressed and well groomed man walking
>into histology labs, claiming to be various equipment
>reps, and walking off with microtomes and embedding
>This man is very nice and polite and hits his targets
>in the early evenings when most techs have left for
>the day.  He comes prepared with the names of the
>supervisors and other techs for that lab.  He claims
>he is picking up equipment for routine maintenance,
>places the equipment on a dolly, and calmly walks
>away.  He is in his late 40's to early 50's with
>blonde hair and may have a woman working with him. 
>While only labs in California have been hit so far, it
>would be a fair guess that this particular scam might
>spread because this guy has been very successful.
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Gayle Callis
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-4705
406 994-4303

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