Stolen iPhone 6

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  1. kingdf macrumors regular

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    I had put up an iPhone 6 I was selling for my sister on Craigslist and last night it got stolen during a meet up with the thief. I had just paid $136 to fix the display. The phone had already been wiped before it got in the thief's hands anyway and was shown as offline on my sister'a iCloud account. I set it on lost mode but the phone hasn't come online yet. I'm wondering if the thief can still use it and if it's even worth filing a police report. I seriously doubt I get the phone back.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should definitely file a police report and give them all info on the person that stole it from you. Email, phone number he used to contact you, description. See if there was any surveillance footage of him or his car etc..
    If the phone is still tied up to your sisters account and you put it in lost mode he wont be able to do anything with it. Its a dead paper weight.
    Just make sure you never release it or remove it from your icloud account.
     
  3. kingdf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I doubt I get the phone back even if I file a police report. It's likely gone now. Is there really anything to gain filing a report?
     
  4. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Probably no personal gain. But it can help join the dots for police. Could be a repeat offender who meet in the same spot and police may have had a previous report of a similar incident.

    Most likely nothing will come of your report, but there is a small chance it may help the police in the future.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You never know. If the phone is found or he tries to sell it at a pawn shop or such it will be returned to you and maybe you can get some justice for the theft. And also to keep track of the theft and may lead to an arrest. If he done it to you he might continue to do the same or might have done it in the passed.
    It can definitely help not hurt you in any way.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I would defintely file a theft complaint with Law Enforcement. A crime was committed. Perhaps the iPhone may not be recovered. But allow the Police to assist how they can.

    And @Applejuiced is correct, if he attempts to pawn the iPhone, pawn shops have to keep record of all items accepted and reported to a data base that Law enforcement has access to, typically with in 24 hours. Being its wiped, its very possible it could be pawned.
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Pawn shops are famous for recording the wrong serial number in the stolen data base. I have had to BUY equipment back from a pawn shop who had changed one number and claimed they made a mistake. You either pay the pawn fee or take them to court. These pawn shops know exactly what is going on.
     
  8. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    I would kill someone to stole my iPhone. I newspaper in Serbia there are plenty of iPhones in locked condition and seller offer them as Can't be used, only for parts. Price for such phones are 60-100 euro for parts.
    Usually pay them owners of iPhones just in case if something happen or if they have problem with screen, home button, battery, etc...
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you, that's pretty shady...
     
  10. HEK, Dec 12, 2016
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    HEK macrumors 68030

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    Why I meet at lobby of police station. Tends to prevent this kind of thing. Weeds out would be thieves. They tend not to show up.
     
  11. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i have not been that unlucky yet. but recently i've been bringing someone with me. and i always meet up at like a mcdonalds or some fast food place that a lot of people go to.
     
  12. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    I would file a police report, because if someone like that has the balls to do that, this probably isn't the first time they've done this
     
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    Don't kill someone, just file a report with your local PD, don't call 911/999 either just look up the local number of the actual station. It's never worth even threatening to do something like that over a piece of aluminum glass and silicone that in 3 years will be garbage.
     
  15. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Pretty sure it was a hyperbole
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I actually haven't heard of this before. I would think the ramifications would be serious if you Pawn Shops were caught manipulating anything. Especially, being if an item was in question for being stolen and possible evidence. That said, I refuse to purchase anything from Pawn Shops and will not support them for many reasons.
     
  17. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The police that I talked to said that this "incorrect recording of the serial number" is quite prevelant.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    My guess: These pawn shops receive stolen property daily. Therefore, they give money to the dirt bags, which the property likely is flagged at a later date/time being stolen, then the Police seize the evidence. By masking the serial number by one digit prevents a smoke screen where the Police cannot positively identity the property and the pawn shop isn't out any money if the Police don't seize it.

    Pawn shops are sketch and dirty.
     
  19. Vlada011 macrumors member

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    Yea, I didn't mean serious. But I would be emotionaly ruined. :)

    Just this morning I got message from my carrier that I have right on new phone on 24 months payment without contract obligations. But that mean I need to pay full price of iPhone 7 example on 24 rate.
    That's nice to hear when iPhone 7s show up. I would borrow SE to my sister with some silicon case to protect him, but he will stay officialy mine and for me I would use iPhone 7s 128. 256 GB is too expensive. That's 200 over cell phone price.
    That 's maybe biggest flaw of iPhone special when Apple improve screen and camera.
    Because Androids owners could buy for 40$ or less microSD 256GB and could have few of them.

    With DiMeCard micro 8 could hold 8 different microSD 256GB. One for games, one for music, one for movies, one for documents and everything will cost as Apple 256GB space and could replace for 1 min.
    Because of that Apple really need to drop price difference for half at least for bigger models.
    For me that's biggest advantage of Androids, nothing else.

    Example I would need to pay 110 euro for 64GB SE instead 16GB. Android owners don't need that.
    They pay phone and later for 110euro 512GB or 256GB of some better microSD model.
     
  20. shook187 macrumors member

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    This
     
  21. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    Yes please explain. People really need to start exchanging items at or in front of a police sation
     
  22. Russtopher macrumors member

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    Please explain how it was stolen.
     
  23. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I am curious as well.

    I work in law enforcement and also recommend you do a police report. It will be entered into NCIC so at least if it were to be recovered you could get it back. Also the thief could be charged with theft by receiving stolen property by virtue of being in possession of it if the person can be shown to know it was stolen.
     
  24. Relentless Power, Jan 2, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    As am I. In my state, it's not entered into NCIC, the options we have is contacting the carrier to ping the latest coordinates if the carrier will permit it. (Warrant might be required/pinging is used for emergencies/welfare checks typically).

    Otherwise, from my experiences, the phone is pawned, which pawn shops have to record the transaction on a data base where law enforcement has access to ALL items Pawned within 24/48 hours by law, which at least hopefully lead to a photo of the suspect/vehicle, which permits to the next lead.
     
  25. Russtopher macrumors member

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    Just yesterday I found an I Phone 6 or 7+ on the street. I called the "Mom" contact, but no answer. I left it on and carried it around until the owner eventually called on it. He was quite happy to get it back.
     

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