Re: I think it's a reasonable idea.
You're confusing a police investigation, which is usually capital crimes and some other serious (10+ year jail time) stuff.
For something like this, which is petty theft, the police investigation consists of :
- file paperwork needed for insurance company.
If they happen to find the kit when they are nabbing someone for something else, or they've got someone with a shed load of stolen goods, then you might be in luck.
Considering the amount of serious crimes that are not investigated, and are of genuine importance, petty property crimes can go by the wayside. Once all the murderers, rapists and violent types are locked up, and all those people committing fraud and theft that cost over 100k a year, then we can bother spending time and resources chasing some $500 iThing.
Bloody middle class. No idea what real crimes are (ask the upper class about that) or how the cops "work".