My fiance was stationed on a Naval base in Illinois about 2 years ago, and he was staying in the V.A. hospital for a couple weeks. While he was in there his laptop computer was stolen from him. His petty officers told him they would investigate, but they never did. He never heard anything about it again. Earlier tonight he was talking about how his computer got stolen and I got pretty angry about it. The people in charge at the Naval base easily could have searched everybody's belongings and found the computer, but they didn't even attempt to. Also, he shouldnt have had to worry about his belongings being stolen on a military base. Whoever stole it should have been punished severely for breaking a serious law on the property. We have been calling people at the base all night trying to find out if there's anything we can do to get the computer back, or be reimbursed for the computer, but the first two petty officers we talked to were very rude, and one of them even hung up on him. Then he called the police department on base, and the woman at the counter said she didn't know if there was anything they could do, but she told us to call back tomorrow.
I'm just wondering if anyone knows anyone we could talk to, or any course of action that could be taken to start an investigation, or just to be reimbursed? We are considering a lawsuit if they won't do anything to help, but we are seriously broke, and we honestly can't even afford that. I feel like this is really an injustice. My fiance was a victim of a crime on a military base and there were no consequences for the person who committed the crime. We would really appreciate any help.