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Robbed!

  • 29th Apr, 2008 at 8:25 PM

Last evening, at around 17h, three apartments in my building got broken into.

Mine was one of them.

In fact, they were so good that I didn’t realize that something was amiss until I tried to pick up my computer and came up with thin air.

At first, I thought I was being absent minded, so I spent a while looking for my stuff. Then I thought that maybe I brought it to the office, or left it somewhere. But no, I bumped into the landlord as he went to fix someone's window.

As far as we can tell, this is what happened:

The thief got buzzed into our apartment building by someone. Since we have no intercom out front, this happens with alarming regularity. The thief unlocked the fire escape door, climbed up the fire escape and broke into #1, #8, and #9.

For the other two apartments, the thief had to smash in the window to get at the latch. For mine, the latch was broken anyway, so it was a simple matter of sliding it open.

When the thief got to my apartment, he or she emptied out my knapsack and stuffed my laptop inside. Then grabbed my camera bag and went back out the window. The other two apartments had laptops stolen too.

After getting the loot, the thief went down the fire escape and waltzed out the front door. Somewhere along the way, there must have been a scuffle with my cat, because Timin is now sporting a black eye.

I lost:

The police have the serial numbers and will be checking the pawn shops. If you guys want to help, please do a quick search on any online trading sites you use, like Craigslist, eBay, Kijiji, and LesPAC.

Thanks!

Crossposted to montreal and montrealforsale.


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fanlain
30th Apr, 2008 00:35 (UTC)
Jeez; that sucks. Maybe Timin tried to defend your stuff for you?
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:45 (UTC)
I think he did. He is a brave cat.
rezendi
30th Apr, 2008 00:35 (UTC)
Oog. Well, that sucks. Sympathies, to you and Ti-min both.
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:45 (UTC)
Thank you!
akashayi
30th Apr, 2008 00:36 (UTC)
oh no! I hope you get your stuff back soon! Good thing you know two of the serials.

I don't know what I would do if I came home with one of my computers or laptop stolen.

I'll keep my eyes open on trading sites for you.

P.S. Poor Timin. Hope he gave the thief some nasty scratches and bites that will scar forever.

Edited at 2008-04-30 00:39 (UTC)
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:46 (UTC)
I hope so too. That is some bruise he is sporting.

The funny thing is that I didn't notice that something was stolen until today. I just thought that I had left the window wide open, for some strange reason.
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sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:46 (UTC)
Thank you! I have tried to kiss Timin better, but he will have none of it.
moomlyn
30th Apr, 2008 00:39 (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry...
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:46 (UTC)
Yeah, it was no fun today.
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sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 00:47 (UTC)
Thanks! :(
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sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:02 (UTC)
I hope so too.
blacksquiggles
30th Apr, 2008 00:49 (UTC)
How are you feeling though? I guess it was just a quick grab and your personal items were left alone? (other than the poor kitty :( I'd be very shaken up.
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:03 (UTC)
Yeah, looks like it. They seemed to be in and out quickly.
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sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:04 (UTC)
Yeah. I hope they catch the perp.
turnberryknkn
30th Apr, 2008 00:59 (UTC)
Damn. That sucks.
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:05 (UTC)
Indeed.
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sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:03 (UTC)
I'm not sure.
janviere
30th Apr, 2008 01:11 (UTC)
That really sucks. I hope you're feeling okay. The times that I've been robbed, I know I felt violated way out of proportion to the value of the things that were taken.
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:33 (UTC)
Yeah, it feels pretty bad to lose your things.

But at least they were pros. I'd hate to get robbed by amateurs.
roju
30th Apr, 2008 01:12 (UTC)
That really sucks! I hope you get your stuff back.
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:34 (UTC)
Thanks!
kino_kid
30th Apr, 2008 01:18 (UTC)
Suggestion
Cross-post to montreal and montrealforsale

Create a group on Facebook. Recover Simon's Computer and Stuff or some name like that. Enough people will be indignant enough to join and pass to their Montreal friends.

I'm really sorry to hear this. No one can afford to loose stuff, especially not their computer. I would be devastated .
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:34 (UTC)
Re: Suggestion
Thanks for the suggestions. I've crossposted to those communities now.
taxlady
30th Apr, 2008 01:24 (UTC)
Bummer. I'll repeat everyone else's wishes on the swift return of your property.

But, jeez louise, the correct word is burglarized and not robbed. I was really afraid that you might have been hurt. I guess Timin was robbed ;)
sfllaw
30th Apr, 2008 01:33 (UTC)
He was!
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