Is there any hope of recovering my stolen iPhone?
June 30, 2010 7:04 AM Subscribe
Stolen iPhone - what, if anything, can I do with the information that I have?
posted by rinosaur to Law & Government (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So my iPhone was stolen while I was walking my dog at a local park. Total bummer. The thief used the phone 5 times to other cell phones before I had it deactivated. I have the cell numbers and locations, but no other information. Sadly (stupidly) I didn't have any tracking programs installed.
I don't know what my next step ought to be. Go to the police? Will they care/help with petty theft? What about AT&T? I thought maybe I could call the numbers that the thief called, but the thought of that confrontation is pretty terrifying to me, and I'm doubtful his/her friends would give him/her up anyway. Is that the way to go?
I reactivated the phone and locked it down with parental locks so that it can only contact/be contacted by my second (work) cell phone. I've made calls/texts to the phone but they all go unanswered. ...is this a lost cause? Is there something else you clever folks can think of?