MB Pro stolen today

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TxTime, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. TxTime macrumors newbie

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    Some scumbag took my laptop right off my desk in my office. Find my Mac can't find it! Police report filed...little hope though. At least it's Friday :confused:

    TxTime
     
  2. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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  3. jimray macrumors member

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    That sucks bro, I like your optimism at the end.
     
  4. chilly7 macrumors member

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    i am really sorry to hear that....

    p.s.
    Best wishes to recover ur laptop or find another good solution
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Is your office insured for cases like this? I just ask, because my MBP got stolen from our offices, building not open to the public - fifth floor, and the company I worked for got it covered and I had a new MBP two days later.
     
  6. TxTime, Apr 27, 2012
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    TxTime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but not our suite. someone did leave a door unlocked, coincidentally, but not out of the ordinary. It happened within a 40 minute window. Insane how sh**ty people can be when they feel entitled.
     
  7. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    People like that need to rot in hell.
     
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    That sucks. Don't give up, it may pop up on the radar with Find My Mac.

    Like others said, needs to be a special place in hell for thieves.
     
  9. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    Find My Mac will work when the computer is connected to a wifi and therefore locate-able. Just keep checking, and I'm sorry for the loss.

    Hope you get it back :D
     
  10. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks man, I hate it when people steal stuff. Would it really kill that person to work for what they want? You busted your hump to get that MBP and now some POS decides they want it and you lose out. I hope they connect to wifi so Find my Mac will get it! Best of luck on getting a replacement!
     
  11. TxTime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So...if the drive gets formatted somehow (or replaced altogether) before it is visible online...it's clearly gone. I'm hoping that the thief isn't terribly bright to replace the drive, but they'd still need to get past the login screen. I'm sure it's easy for some. Just irks me.
     
  12. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Always set a firmware password. Increases the chance of the dirty thief actually logging in and booting into the OS so you can track it down. Just makes their miserable lives even worse.

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    Unfortunately it doesn't work that way.

    Humans are unconcerned creatures.
     
  13. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity, what year was your MBP, and when did you purchase it?
     
  14. TxTime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Early 2010 purchase...it was a 15" Core 2 Duo.
     
  15. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly thats far too true. What is the world coming to these days.
     
  16. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Theft and deception have always been part of society :)

    At least we're not chopping off heads based off of religious scriptures. At least not in the Western world :D

    I always thought that I am the only one responsible for what is mine and if it is stolen, it is my fault. So I take better care and am always cautious about personal items I worked hard to conceive.
     
  17. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds exactly like something the thief would say.
     
  18. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Looks like you know many thieves yourself. Maybe you are one.

    So you're saying the world is a nice and beautiful place where bad things don't happen?

    Instead of apologizing for the OP, find a solution. You can't stop thievery, it's impossible. Only remedy we have is a solution to current problem.
     
  19. New Apple macrumors regular

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    agree, historically we have had worse times

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    keep investigating man !
     
  20. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, don't give up. I'd like to see justice. Please keep us posted.
     
  21. FeaRThiS macrumors 6502

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    If the guy cant get past the login screen then he cant connect to the wifi connect so hows it going to show up.
     
  22. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    How does it? He's just bringing out the home truths. There really is little you can do except look after your things better.
     
  23. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    Well, at least it's not religious:

    Arrest over writer's decapitation
     
  24. mikeymike1 macrumors newbie

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    Very sorry to hear about this, I'd be in pieces if some waste of oxygen stole my MBP. Did it have any obvious markings, blemishes, dents that would make it more easy to recognise? Or a case of sleeve of some sort?

    I guess they'll already be checking the CCTV footage of your building and who went in/out? Also, if it's a real amateur thief they might be looking for a quick sale, might be worth (if you have the time) calling/stopping in at second hand computer shops or pawn shops in your area, and maybe checking the obvious places a thief would post something for sale online, on the off chance that it's been put up for sale in your area.

    Keep us updated, hope it all ends well and they catch this scumbag.
     
  25. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Know how you few, quite a few of my friends had their personal belongings stolen in uni. Those people work fast! She left her bag on the seat, turned to speak to a friend for a few seconds and it was gone when she turned back to get her purse! :eek:

    Laptop, blackberry, wallet (cash+personal documents), thumbdrive with all her uni assignments on it, car keys...not to mention the hassle of getting her credit cards cancelled, home locks changed, just in case, as well as IDs replaced. She was so worried someone might use her stolen ID to borrow from loan sharks or something. :(

    Scum, every last one of them. Hope you get your culprit soon. :mad:
     

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