The owner of Captain’s Quarters Marina, he’s always willing to share the good (and not so good) of the fishing at the lake.
Recently, something not so good happened to him.
Early the morning of Sept. 9, someone broke into the shop at Captain’s Quarters. More details about the break-in and theft of fishing reels and rod and reel combos are available in my column in today’s Roanoke Times. The short of it is, the guy (or guys, if he had a lookout outside) got away with about $8,200 worth of stuff. Lamb is insured, so it won’t cost him anything, at least financially.
What stealing does cost us is our good faith in our fellow man. It makes of wary, sometimes more wary than we need to be. Lamb is frustrated that he’ll now be suspicious of many who come into his shop, and I don’t blame him. I’m a browser, and I hate to think that my “just looking” will cause someone to think I might be casing the joint for a future break-in.
Anyway, here’s the best security shot of the guy. He looks bald but that’s actually a faded red ball cap. Someone knows who did this, just like someone knew who stole that canoe in Roanoke this summer. A reader broke that case, so why not here? I don’t want to get into the crime tips business, but enough of us know Lamb that this story had to be told.
If you know something about this, call the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 483-3000.