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Laptop stolen.

So, my laptop got stolen recently. Nothing expensive, but it is just a hassle for me now as I had a few important documents on it.

Anything I should do about it? Report to the police etc? Or just forget about it?

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Old 30.06.2015, 15:27
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Re: Laptop stolen.

Sort of depends on how it was stolen, no? If I forgot mine on a park bench, I wouldn't report it. If someone broke into my car or home, I would. If someone stole it from my desk at work, I'd report it to the appropriate people at work, etc.

No matter how it was stolen I'd call my insurance company.
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Old 30.06.2015, 15:35
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No matter how it was stolen I'd call my insurance company.
... who will probably require a police report before paying out any claims. ;-)
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Re: Laptop stolen.

I think someone took it out my bag in a classroom. I do not remember if I left it on the desk or in the bag. Went to get a coffee. Class ended and I assumed it was in my bag probably. Did not need to use it in the last few days so did not think about it and when I looked for it today, then I could not find it. Racking my brains as to where I truly lost it. It's not at home and I just went to class and back.
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Re: Laptop stolen.

Not worth the hassle imho unless you want to claim some insurance or the laptop was borrowed, a few days have passed and you're not that sure.
But if you wanna do your civic duty go ahead, I think it would be important for the university or whatever to keep a statistic of thefts (and consider options) maybe you can tell them so they can warn everyone if there are several thefts.
Regarding important documents, keep a backup!
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Re: Laptop stolen.

If it was stolen from your classroom, then I'd certainly report it to a member of staff, even if you don't want to go to the police just now.
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Old 01.07.2015, 15:37
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I think someone took it out my bag in a classroom. I do not remember if I left it on the desk or in the bag. Went to get a coffee. Class ended and I assumed it was in my bag probably. Did not need to use it in the last few days so did not think about it and when I looked for it today, then I could not find it. Racking my brains as to where I truly lost it. It's not at home and I just went to class and back.
So you don't know it was stolen, more likely you just lost it
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So you don't know it was stolen, more likely you just lost it
If it was taken from a bag, that's theft. If it's taken from a table that's theft. Seems pretty comprehensive to me.
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Re: Laptop stolen.

I would go directly to the police... or do you have it insured?
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