My mother just called to tell me her house was broken into and her couple-month old MacBook Air was stolen. She's extremely worried because she has personal documents on the computer etc. She has it locked with a password. The questions I have are: She's speaking to police now about the incident and will give them the serial number, but is there anyone else she can give it to? Will Apple alert authorities if someone, for instance, tries to use iTunes on a reportedly stolen computer? I'm assuming the thieves are just looking to resell the computer as they also stole her sterling silver and nothing else - just looking for quick money. Since it's pass locked and they don't have the install key, can they somehow reset the computer and reinstall? I've done many resets myself on my own MacBook Air, but of course, I have admin access. They wouldn't. What other steps should she take? I told her to watch Craigslist and eBay for resellers in her area. Anything else that anyone can speak of from experience? I know I'll be telling her to put Prey on her computer whenever she gets a new one so that she can really nab the criminals. Just wondering if anyone else has experiences they can provide. Thanks!