Jump to content



Photo

So i moved house....

house

  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 mcloum

mcloum

    Neowinian

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: 07-November 02
  • Location: UK

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:53

So i've been living with a few friends for the past few years and decided i want my own space. Sold my beloved Roland drums to cover the deposit and rent. Bought a new TV, corner sofa etc.

Moved in on the 1st November......moved out the 5th November..... 4 Days in i was robbed blind while out at football training.

In total they took

Samsung 46" 3D TV
LG 27" 3D Monitor
Dell Vostro Laptop
Apple Macbook
Wallet containing cards and £110
My work keys
Xbox Slim with all games and kinect.

Luckily they left my main PC and Micro-server with all my movies and tv shows on....oh and my pet snake!

:(


#2 Farstrider

Farstrider

    The Clash

  • 6,311 posts
  • Joined: 16-March 03
  • Location: Somerset West, Cape Town, SA
  • OS: Arch Linux

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:57

That's pretty ****! Old adage, always have household insurance, no matter what! Sorry for you man, hope that things come right soon.

#3 OP mcloum

mcloum

    Neowinian

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: 07-November 02
  • Location: UK

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:58

I know its my own fault for not sorting insurance out before i moved in. Oh well i'll come back stronger :D

on a side note, anyone know if its possible to get an xbox banned from Live? I have the serial numeber etc, i dont see why someone should profit from my misfortune.

#4 Haggis

Haggis

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,458 posts
  • Joined: 13-June 07
  • Location: Near Stirling, Scotland
  • OS: Debian 7
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (i9305)

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:59

How did they get in?

any leads on who?

#5 OP mcloum

mcloum

    Neowinian

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: 07-November 02
  • Location: UK

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:04

Back bedroom window, its a rented property and it was the only room with wooden window frames. They had obvioulsy watched me move all my gear in and then watched to see when i left. Saw me in my training gear and took the opportunity! sub human scum!

I personally think it was people in my building, as there was no way they could have taken all that without someone seeing it. Next the window where they broke in was a door to a shared hallway and stairs to the flats above. so it was all to easy to pass things out the window and up the stairs without being seen.

#6 Farstrider

Farstrider

    The Clash

  • 6,311 posts
  • Joined: 16-March 03
  • Location: Somerset West, Cape Town, SA
  • OS: Arch Linux

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:06

Back bedroom window, its a rented property and it was the only room with wooden window frames. They had obvioulsy watched me move all my gear in and then watched to see when i left. Saw me in my training gear and took the opportunity! sub human scum!


This is the only time I condone violence, catch the ****ers and **** them up so badly that their future children would feel it! You kinda get it when people take something because they are hungry or really desperate, but coming into my house and violating my privacy and life like that, beware if I catch you!

#7 Haggis

Haggis

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,458 posts
  • Joined: 13-June 07
  • Location: Near Stirling, Scotland
  • OS: Debian 7
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (i9305)

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:07

http://www.pcworld.c...ief_caught.html

#8 Quigley Guy

Quigley Guy

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,124 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 02
  • Location: Ireland

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:28

Have you iCloud setup on your laptop? Might be worth a shot checking out the "Find my Mac" feature.

#9 OP mcloum

mcloum

    Neowinian

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: 07-November 02
  • Location: UK

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:43

No it was a work one, i was studying for my Lion exam so i didnt have any AppleIDs setup on it, first thing i thought of.

I did think of calling Microsoft to get the thing blocked but thought they might not care that it was stolen, and i doubt the police would go to such lengths to retreive it.

#10 vetAndrew Lyle

Andrew Lyle

    Don't Panic!

  • 31,911 posts
  • Joined: 15-December 03
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1

Posted 09 November 2012 - 14:59

Ouch that sucks :(

There's no tracking software on any of your devices?

#11 witalit

witalit

    Always looking ahead..

  • 2,399 posts
  • Joined: 11-August 04
  • Location: UK
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: iPhone 4

Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:18

Thats terrible so sorry to hear that. Makes me sick to think that people do this on a daily basis without caring what they are doing to peoples lives. Scum of the earth.

I have tracking software on all of my devices, iphone ipad etc. I am looking to get CCTV installed at home, they are relatively cheap these days and they record to Hard-drive.

So no tracking software on Macbook or Dell Laptop?

If I was you if you I would knock on my neighbors doors see if they know anything. If your any good at reading peoples body language you might have a chance of working out if they were involved or know anything.

#12 Original Poster

Original Poster

    C++ n00b

  • 2,960 posts
  • Joined: 15-July 08
  • Location: my room
  • OS: windows 7, backtrack 5, OSx 10.6

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:27

if they watched you move in ... and broke in when you left ... and knew about the windows ect.... its either your landlord, a friend or someone leaving close by ..... this is why I am getting a dog when i live in a house ... and cameras.... and my gun will close and the ammo in my pocket....

#13 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:59

That's just terrible. I hope the cops catch whoever did it. I was robbed about three years ago and the cops never even had a clue.

#14 giantpotato

giantpotato

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,137 posts
  • Joined: 27-January 04
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:10

You should check out craigslist in your area to see if anyone is trying to sell your stuff.

#15 OP mcloum

mcloum

    Neowinian

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: 07-November 02
  • Location: UK

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:10

Sorry guys been away for a few days
Still no updates on the case or any contact from the police :(

My uncle is a police officer who is checking into any updates for me but nothing as of yet.

Unfortunatley no tracking software on my devices although im sure i setup iCloud et on my ipod but it isnt showing.

I dont hold any hope of getting anything back as they couldnt find any prints around the window where they got it, they did get some prints of the box for my xbox but they are more than likely going to be mine.

Just logged into iCloud and found i could lock and erase my ipod which is new to me. Put a pin code on it so when it does eventually connect to the internet it should lock and erase and show a message....heres hoping!

Edited by mcloum, 14 November 2012 - 12:14.