Thieves who stole my iMac left a trail...
March 16, 2010 3:21 PM Subscribe
My house was broken into and among other things, I had my iMac stolen, but I was able to get the burglar's IP address... What can I do with this info?
posted by mwang1028 to computers & internet (9 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
All residents of the house had left around 9AM for work on Friday the 12th, and upon returning around 6PM noticed the front door open. Noticed property missing, and broken back basement entrance.
One item that was stolen, a 27" iMac has file syncing service called Dropbox installed, and computer has synced in since being stolen:
Logged in to Dropbox:
3/12/2010 10:00PM 188.8.131.52, deleted files on the service.
3/13/2010 9:11AM 184.108.40.206
3/13/2010 10:11AM 220.127.116.11
There have been no further logins since then.
A free online trace indicated the IP address belongs to a Comcast subscriber in the Bay Area.
Incident was reported to Oakland PD, but I'm not sure if they will take action with this info.
What is the best step I should take? I talked to some private investigators and one is offering to trace the IP for $160. Is it worth it? Even if I do get an ID, what can I do with that information?