You let this guy scam you three times: first when he stole the tools and pawned them, next when he said he'd meet you at the pawn shop in the morning, and third when he cashed the check pronto before you could discover not all the items were there and issue a stop payment.
How about now, finally, contacting the police and reporting the theft?
Lesson to be learned: thieves can't be trusted.
A person, who is nice to you, but rude to a waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)