My Yaesu VX-6R HT was stolen from my pickup truck when I was having it serviced at the local Chevy dealership. Serial number: 5D021020.
I talked with the Chevy people (not too much help) and I reported it to the local police department. The HT was sitting on the passenger front seat with a small black hand towel on top of it. It was not hidden though because the charger (cigarette charger unit), though not plugged in was sitting on top of the towel itself.
I did not notice it right away when I picked up my truck, the black towel was still there and in place. When I discovered it missing from the truck (exhaustive search) I also searched all reasonable and unreasonable spots in my house. However, I was certain it was stolen at the dealership and possibly while it was parked in their parking lot waiting for me to pick it up after service was complete. The dealership did respond by talking to the crew that was on duty at the time but of course everyone was innocent (and, maybe they were as the general public had access to where the truck was parked and it was unlocked).
The only reasonably good news is that it is not too expensive to buy a new one. I purchased this HT in June 2005 for $229. Today, it will cost me exactly $229 to replace it with a brand new unit (if I choose to do that).