Stolen Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by doc james, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. doc james macrumors member

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    Because of the nature of the crime, I've been hesitant to post on a public forum but a few weeks ago my home (UK) was broken into. The thieves caused no damage, walked past many "liftable" items (including laptops) to steal my mac pro which was in a custom rack mount and weighs a tonne. They left the monitor, peripherals etc.

    If I was criminal and IT savvy, I wouldn't plug it in before wiping the hard drives so I've little hope of it being traced. "find my mac" unsurprisingly doesn't turn it up.

    BUT I've just had a phone call from the Police saying that Apple have it registered to a business address in East London, near the Olympic stadium under my name. They're going to investigate. I suspect it's somehow part of the UK import process - although it doesn't sound at all "Apple". Anyone recognise where I'm talking about?

    Any other thoughts on less obvious lines the police should pursue gratefully received.
     
  2. jonnyback macrumors member

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    Sorry to hear about this, what a weird crime. What do you mean by the UK import process?
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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  4. doc james thread starter macrumors member

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    jonnyback - I'm glad I'm not alone in finding it difficult to comprehend! Sorry for being obtuse - by "import process", I recall that I phoned my order through (I had an NHS discount to apply that wouldn't work on the store) to a UK number then tracking code showed it came from America (I think) to Ireland (memory is vague) before a local Fedex depot to go out for collection. Is that right? Or is East London involved somehow?

    Kissaragi - Quite. Though they walked past an unsecured Xserve RAID so they obviously knew their limits!
     
  5. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    doc, this really sucks. I hope these bastards get theirs in the end.
     
  6. doc james thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, it does! BUT at least my elderly neighbour thought it was me clattering around or someone might have got hurt too....
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    yeah definitely not worth someone getting hurt, thats for sure. Again, I hope these guys get caught. Will your homeowners insurance cover it?
     
  8. doc james thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, my home insurance has covered it. For those in the UK, I cannot recommend Marks&Spencer highly enough - they have been very good indeed.
     
  9. 92jlee macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for your loss, I hope you didn't loose any irreplaceable data.

    Just out of curiosity, what did your insurers replace your Mac Pro with now that it isn't sold in the UK anymore?
     

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