(Also see here, posted 19.08.13)
On the night of 28.10.11, I had my MacBook Pro, debit card and PIN robbed from me in Central London. I'd installed tracking software on the laptop and eventually it kicked in, not just with a few images but a whole slew of information potentially linking the current 'owner' to the original crime and subsequent £7,000 card fraud.
Soon I was sitting on nearly 6,000 photos, details of numerous eBay accounts listing items that very closely matched those bought on my card, along with a bunch of other suspicious online activity. I wanted my MacBook back, so after being closely sorted and scrutinised, all of this evidence was passed directly to the Metropolitan Police.
As this inexplicably went on and on and on with still no arrest, I managed to get a new laptop from my insurance company and concentrated on fixing my business instead of hassling the Police daily for updates on a crime they didn’t seem at all bothered about.
So this is the story of what the Police didn’t do with all that evidence and what I’m doing with it now.
I’m doing this because I’m not willing to just forget about it, it’s partly for my own sanity and for some closure but mainly it’s because this is all far too entertaining to just sit on. I’m doing it in the hope that the person responsible is publicly shamed for the extent of his crimes and so others might be forewarned. Most of all though, I’m doing something because the Police didn’t.