My beloved iMac... Thank God I didn't lose you.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TheRuggedLion, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. TheRuggedLion macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2007
    Hey guys... I'm a little depressed and a little happy.

    I'll start with why I'm depressed. I just got off work a few hours ago, I work the midnight shift at a casino and get home at around 8am. Upon arrival I immediately noticed my bedroom window open. As I walked around to my back door, I see that it is wide open. I instantly put 2 and 2 together, I got robbed. They took my HDTV and my less than two week old PS3. That's it, that's all they took.

    The good news... My 24" alu iMac was less than 5 feet away from the PS3 and tv, and they didn't even touch it. Even the tilt on my monitor was the same. Dumb robbers? Lucky me.

    I'm really beginning to think that its someone I know, they knew the layout of my house. I wish they'd come back so I can break their face, but its most likely not gonna happen. I'm just glad my handicapped father is safe and I still have my iMac.
  2. Chris204 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Sorry to hear that. What an awful feeling that must be to know someone just came in and stole your possessions.

    At least your house insurance will cover those two items.
  3. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad your father is okay though. I've been through that before as well and it stayed with me for a while. It just didn't feel like home for a few months.
  4. MacVault macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    What do you expect living in Detroit?

    Who wants an all-in-one computer anyway? Those robers are smart. If it had been a Mac tower they would have taken it.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Sorry to hear about the robbery, but I'm glad that your father is ok. The rest is just stuff that can be replaced, it sucks, but its just stuff. Hopefully your insurance will cover the loss.
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    As compassionate as he is literate. :p

    To the OP sorry I feel your pain. Low-life thieves really make this world suck. I hope you somehow get your stuff back and am glad your Dad and the iMac are safe and sound.
  7. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2008
    I'm really sorry to hear that. Not sure how I'd cope if someone stole my possessions. Glad to hear that the PS3 and HDTV is all they took, though =/...
  8. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    Thought they might have just grabbed the things they thought had the quickest resale path, don't be surprised if they didn't make a mental note of the stuff they left - maybe they didn't have the time or manpower to grab it at that moment.

    I have been burgled multiple times - expect a repeat attempt if they are desperate enough, do everything you can to secure and deter. Sorry to hear what happened and hope you'll be ok.
  9. Wayne s macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    Scum, that's what they are.

    You work hard at a job you may hate to buy the things you want, then some low life scum want's to take it from you.
  10. ajo macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Same thing happened to me a few weeks back, they took a few things, laptops, wii etc but didn't even touch my 24" iMac.

    I to thought/think its someone that I know.
  11. a456 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2005
    I got robbed about six or seven years ago. They took a (broken) hi-fi, a Nintendo 64 and a mountain bike among other things, but I felt lucky because they left the computer and all my financial papers, etc. and the only damage was to a downstairs window. Burglary is never a nice thing to have happen to you, but it gets messy when they get hold of personal data and feels more personal if they commit wanton damage to your property. Living room equipment is easy to replace if you're insured, but still the sense of security is shaken for a long time especially if there are other people you look out for in the house. I feel sorry for anyone that goes through it. Remember it is usually opportunists looking for easy money, not people who have been watching you and know your moves or have any bad feelings for you.
  12. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Lucky you. I was burgled last week and they took both my 24" iMac and a Powerbook and my Time Machine backup. I have an older one but highly frustrating.

    It's so annoying though. Hope you have insurance and can get it sorted out reasonably soon.
  13. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    It sucks to have your house violated, and your possessions stolen.

    Thank god your family member is OK.

    Nothing you own is more valuable then the people who live with you! :D

    We had a break-in here 2 years ago. Guy broke in by busting out a basement window. He took nothing with him as he ran, but he left a little skin and a grin on my dogs face.

    Our dog got hold of him. Police caught up with him at a local hospital. According to the police my dog did not bark, he just bit the guy as he entered the basement.

    I guess my dog doesn't believe in 'warning barks'. :eek::eek::eek:
  14. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    Dogs > cats - undeniable proof!
  15. apachie2k macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2006
    was MIAMI
    YES!!! i am also curious what kind of dog you have... and to the OP really sorry, make sure you do everything you can to stop a reoccurrence, maybe a pit-bull or two?
  16. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    When I was younger I had a Boxer, more recently an Alsatian. No longer with us :( If I wasn't living at University I'd have an Akita or Lab now, I think. I'd LOVE a daschund and / or a min-pin too (not for security obviously :p) but they're girly accessory dogs. I want one I can go running and such with :)
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Most of your robbers aren't the brightest bulb in the bunch, and they probably thought the iMac was just an LCD screen.
  18. hk8899 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Sorry to hear about your brake in. Thats not very good. Maybe they knew about the MAC security features or so. Its Just lucky that you didn't lose your IMAC.

    Gotta love your :apple:

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