Recovery Stories

Lost+Found: Case JM09 – Bucharest, Romania

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  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Date Stolen: September 7, 2011
  • Date Recovered: September 7, 2011
  • Theft: Robbed inside my office
  • Missing items: MacBook (white plastic case)
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 5 hours
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 8 hours
  • Final thoughts: Thank you PREY. I’ll prey for you !

Full story below:

I left my office in a hurry, didn’t lock the outside door, a colleague of mine was inside, but in another room. The thief entered the studio – ( I own a video production facility) and took the laptop which was on a desk.

When I came back, in 2 hours, and realized the laptop was missing,I called the police – they took fingerprints, but they told me they can’t do much thing about it…the door wasn’t forced, etc…my colleague didn’t hear anything.

So beside the value of the laptop…The data that was stored in it was priceless…
So, I remembered that one month before the event I installed PREY. I’ve logged into the account and waited…In 5 hours since the incident everything was on my desktop – the new “owner’s” location, photo of him, and a screen capture!

He was online on yahoo messenger, I saw his ID, checked Facebook and…BINGO ! He had the same name and photo on Facebook, and I called the Police…locked the laptop remotely…they solved the problem in one hour…The guy told the police that he bought it from somebody else. But that is not my problem anymore! Since then they call me FBI man…

Thank you PREY. I’ll prey for you!

Diego Morales