Recovery Stories

Laptop Recovered at Santiago, Chile | Lost+Found: Case CC-22

Thieves broke into this user’s college and took laptops and equipment with them, which this user helped recover by giving the police evidence from Prey!

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– Case Type: College break-in.

– Location: Santiago, Chile.

– Date Lost: 11/12/2018

– Recovery Time: 5 days.

– Missing Item: Windows Laptop.

Our User’s Story: The College Heist.

  After a series of break-ins in the college I work at, the thieves finally ended up getting into a classroom and stealing, among other things, 2 laptops that had Prey installed.

I marked it as missing as soon as I was noted that they were gone, and I got my first evidence reports 2 days after the events, on a Saturday. A lot came in! So I saved them and kept them coming.

That Monday the SIP division of the Police Forces in Chile came by and took all the evidence I had gathered and, with that in hand, they recovered about 80% of all the stuff the thieves had stolen the next day.

We’re looking to get Prey on all our college’s devices now because of that, THANKS a lot for this, really guys.

Final thoughts: Happy! To be honest, I didn’t expect much, but now I am insisting on getting it for all our equipment.

When things like this happen, better be ready.

About the author

Nicolas Poggi

Nicolas Poggi is the head of mobile research at Prey, Inc., provider of the open source Prey Anti-Theft software protecting eight million mobile devices. Nic’s work explores technology innovations within the mobile marketplace, and their impact upon security. Nic also serves as Prey’s communications manager, overseeing the company’s brand and content creation. Nic is a technology and contemporary culture journalist and author, and before joining Prey held positions as head of indie coverage at TheGameFanatics, and as FM radio host and interviewer at IndieAir.