Reward for stolen computer: $400 cash

On the night of October 8 someone broke into my home through a window on the 1600 block of East Fifth Street in Duluth and stole my Apple Macbook Pro 15.4. I’ve quickly spun into depression at the loss of the tens of thousands of photos on the computer I’ve taken and collected over the past 10 years. These in effect are the memories I had of my life since moving to Duluth in 2002.

I just want the computer back, undamaged, with no files missing. No questions asked. $400 cash yours for the return. This has got to be better than what any pawnbroker will offer you.

Any information leading to the return of my Apple computer is also worth that to me.

Contact: egnied @ gmail.com

16 Comments

Rae

about 11 years ago

Starfire:  Even Carrie doesn't back up her Mac.  



Mr. Nied:  Best wishes on the return of your property.  If the computer was the only thing stolen I'd be VERY suspicious!

Bad Cat!

about 11 years ago

Ugh! That sucks!
Did you have any programs on there that automatically log in (chat, file storage, etc.). You can use those to track it. Otherwise, check this out.

ian

about 11 years ago

Think there was another break-in two blocks up the street this week...

adam

about 11 years ago

Contact all the pawn shops. Do you have remote access to the machine?

Mr. Nied

about 11 years ago

No real backups, just a few archaic machines some of the files came from. 

No remote access, although that would have been a great idea. Alas, I'm not the most tech savvy dude on the block. 

There were programs on the machine with automatic log in. How do you track them? 

It's a shame this happened, and other actions alike in the neighborhood. The fact that someone who has been in my home is somehow connected to this act of theft really pisses me off. Major loss of trust for many people in my life who up until now I considered to be decent folks. I now understand the desire to pack up and move to California.

zra

about 11 years ago

Heh ... crime wise, I'm afraid you won't far much better there than here.

Mr. Nied

about 11 years ago

Heh.  I miss you Hunter's Park.

Claire

about 11 years ago

I assume you have also contacted stores selling Macs as well as used computer stores too? There's one up at Burning Tree, I believe. Good luck. That totally sucks.

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

Today Apple released iCloud, with its  "Find My Mac" feature that allows you to see the location of your stolen/lost Mac on a map, along with a remote lock and remote wipe feature. As of today, this is standard on all Apple devices. A few days too late, alas.

adam

about 11 years ago

Oh, and Carrie up there needs to die in a fire.

krlars

about 11 years ago

I had a multitude of stuff stolen in a break in while we lived in Alaska.  Some of it was very easily identifiable (unique coins, things with serial numbers etc).  The pawn shops were very, very helpful and sympathetic.  I gave them all lists and they watched for things.  They also helped me navigate the stolen property division at the Anchorage Police Department.  Sadly we never got anything back.  But they do not want to deal in stolen property.  Incidentally, someone cashed a check at a pawn shop and the pawn shop was by far the most reasonable to deal with in taking care of the stolen check.  Might be worth stopping by the shops in town and giving them a description of your 'puter.

Carl Miller

about 11 years ago

Katana bro, nuff said.

Mr. Nied

about 11 years ago

It's at the ready. Thanks for the best suggestion yet, Carl.

Cory Fechner

about 11 years ago

I use PREY - works great for laptops and smart phones (sorry not dumb phones)

http://preyproject.com/

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