Hello, Sorry, I don't know how to deal with this situation. As posted on another thread, my iPhone 5 was stolen, and I had this reported to the local cops/detective. I have been in touch with the detective, but no luck so far. Tonight, I got an email from someone randomly who said he had my iPhone and he wanted me to pay him back for the device. What should I do? I have emailed the detective, but no reply because it's, of course, Friday night! What if this is time-sensitive? I really want my phone back, even if I have upgraded to the 5s, so I could sell it and recoup the costs of upgrading to the 5s. I have no idea what to do. Call 911? That seems so silly, especially over a relatively small thing, but I was told to call 911 if I saw the thieves. I didn't see the thieves, but what if the emailer IS the thief? What if I don't reply to the email and he destroys my iPhone? My friends suggested me to not reply and to instead, contact the cops/detective first. HELP! I have NO idea what to do! This is a completely new situation to me.