car broken into on Sat. in SF area - any info will help

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  1. kazakh, Apr 3, 2011
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    kazakh macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I was visiting California with my gf this past week, and just four hours before the plane decided to ride the cable car in SF. Parked my car, and went away for an hour or so. Came back - window broken, stuff gone from the trunk. It happened on Sat. night between 7pm and 8pm on Hyde and Bay.

    I had two Gucci duffle bags, a black Targus backpack and a Samsonite roller suitcase stolen. I will pay $5,000 reward for return of the stuff.
    It was mainly clothes (handbags, shoes etc), but also some jewelry and a women's Rolex watch.
    Also, 13" Apple laptop that had a lot (2.5 years worth) of homework, family pictures, college graduation pictures. Also, about 3000 pictures from California alone (this was our first trip).
    So many mistakes were made that led to this, but its gone now and I am trying to see what can be done.

    I understand that this is a long shot, but if anyone by any chance heard or hears anything, saw or sees anything, or even HAS WAYS to find out anything about it, I would be willing to fly over to SF any day and pay $5,000 reward for the stolen stuff.

    my email is adilka@gmail.com

    also, I created a facebook page with that info hoping to get as many people as possible to look at it, so if you have a lot of friends on facebook in sf area and wouldn't mind sending them a message with a link - I would be very thankful.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/5000-reward-for-stolen-bags/208255785870236
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oh man, that totally sucks. I hate to say it, but I don't think the odds are good that you will find your stuff. I hope your insurance will cover the loss.
     
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  4. kazakh thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks guys.
    I know that odds are not that good, but I am hoping that a reward might help - even if I got contacted by the people who took it, I would just pay them to get the stuff back. It was just too much sentimental stuff on the computer, and a watch that was a present to my gf from her father.

    If you guys can, please spread the word using facebook to any friends you might have in the area.

    Someone must've seen something - it was a Sat. afternoon on a very live street. thank you all
     
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  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Hmm, my gf sort of works near that area. I'll keep my ears open, but if I were to hear/see anything it would be pure dumb luck. Any chance you had MobileMe on that Mac or have remote access to the machine? To maybe monitor the machine in use?
     
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  8. kazakh thread starter macrumors member

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    no, had mobileme but not activated. Apple said they can't do anything really since laptops do not have GPS modules inside.

    Definitely mention to your girlfriend, see if she heard anything around, or can ask around. If I can find the stuff that I am looking for, I will pay $5,000 reward right away
     
  9. kazakh thread starter macrumors member

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    can someone see if the facebook page works? I am really hoping to utilize facebook to get the word out, but that page has zero views, so Im not too sure if it works or not
     
  10. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    Did you file a police report? Did they lift any prints off the car?
     
  11. GimmeSlack12, Apr 3, 2011
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    GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    What about Dropbox? If you have that installed on your laptop you can use the web based Dropbox to see what the IP was of the last sync. Login to Dropbox go to Accounts page and the My Computers tab, you can hover over the blue "i" icon to show the last IP synced from. That could at least get you close to where your laptop was last used.
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I've had the same thing happen to me just off of Van Ness. Stole a bunch of camera equipment in the trunk. It's gone! Probably already at a pawn shop. Try insurance to recover some costs, but some of that stuff is irreplaceable.
     
  13. kazakh thread starter macrumors member

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    nope, cops didnt even mention prints.

    i did file a report, but was told that it is so unlikely to catch these people.

    my only hope is that it had a lot of expensive stuff, including rolex watch, so it might be talked about around. thats why I am really trying to get the word out to see if someone would be willing to take the reward for info.
     

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