2013-04-06 UPDATE: Thanks to tips and an ongoing investigation by the Torrance Police Department, Todd's gear was recovered, and back in his hands. Even better, not only were the $14,700 EAR 509 amps in this thread recovered, but so was the $10,000 Apex Pinnacle that was stolen previously!
TTVJ (Todd The Vinyl Junkie) is owned by Todd Green, a longtime supporter of this community, and a friend to thousands of Head-Fi'ers. On September 17, 2012, TTVJ was ripped off badly. From TTVJ's website:
This guy had the guts to order the EAR 509 Monoblock Power Amplifiers from us with a stolen credit card and provided quite a bit of the card owners information - even a credit card bill for the card used.
The serial numbers on the amps are 12391001 and 12391002
We would be mighty thankful for any help you can give us in identifying this guy. Needless to say that his theft of $15,700 has put a hurt on us and we would like to return the favor and possibly recover our amps.
Todd is very genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met in this industry, so I hope we'll be able to help him out.
If you recognize the guy in the photos below (or even if you just think you recognize him), please contact the Torrance Police Department at 310-328-3456. Please also do the same if you see EAR 509 amps for sale, and suspect that they might be related to this theft.
Please look carefully at the information and photos below (click on the poster to see it full size). Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.