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Came into the office this morning to find all our high end monitors stolen, computers, a laptop, a printer, digital camera and a really nice briefcase. EW I felt so icky, they touched my stuff!! :crying: (and why they stole that crappy HP printer and left my expensive external DVD burner I'll never know)

So the police came and CSI crew, like on tv, they found traces of latex glove powder and "we ain't gonna find no prints here boss! they wuz wearin gloves!"

So Mr. Nicepoliceman asked, "who is in charge of the computers?"

Well that is me Mr. Nicepoliceman!

"Ok, can you give me the serial #s on all the items stolen? It'll really help the case."

:huh:

um, like, uh, um, boy did I feel dumb. I never wrote down the serial #s! He said y'know we catch these guys all the time, but if we have a room full of stuff, we'll never be able to give it back if you don't have a serial # to identify it. He also told me to start trolling on ebay to see if they'll sell it there.

Which one of ya's have your stuff all recorded and documented?


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You can get ultraviolet pens (they only show up in ultraviolet light) to mark goods here in the UK - in fact the Police recommend them - you write your postcode and name on the items (usually anything metal is best like PCs, and steroes) - and this is invisible unless seen under blacklight.

Cos people make notes of serial #s and LOSE them so this is a good alternative too.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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We have everything listed, but that's just me - I'm crazy about having everything organized...

Sorry about the loss, it sound so ugly that strangers where in your rooms.

Anja


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Sorry to hear of the loss and I have my numbers down but not in one place. Maybe time to make some changes. Good luck.

Mary


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Came into the office this morning to find all our high end monitors stolen, computers, a laptop, a printer, digital camera and a really nice briefcase. EW I felt so icky, they touched my stuff!! :crying: (and why they stole that crappy HP printer and left my expensive external DVD burner I'll never know)

So the police came and CSI crew, like on tv, they found traces of latex glove powder and "we ain't gonna find no prints here boss! they wuz wearin gloves!"

So Mr. Nicepoliceman asked, "who is in charge of the computers?"

Well that is me Mr. Nicepoliceman!

"Ok, can you give me the serial #s on all the items stolen? It'll really help the case."

:huh:

um, like, uh, um, boy did I feel dumb. I never wrote down the serial #s! He said y'know we catch these guys all the time, but if we have a room full of stuff, we'll never be able to give it back if you don't have a serial # to identify it. He also told me to start trolling on ebay to see if they'll sell it there.

Which one of ya's have your stuff all recorded and documented?

So, quick question......if they stole all of your computers, how can you be on the internet??? :D

Sorry to make a funny, it really sucks when stuff (especially important and expensive stuff) gets stolen. I hope your office can still function until the stuff gets recovered or replaced!

Hopefully Mr. Nicepoliceman and his crew can find Mr. Badguy and throw the book at him!!!!


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You can get ultraviolet pens (they only show up in ultraviolet light) to mark goods here in the UK - in fact the Police recommend them - you write your postcode and name on the items (usually anything metal is best like PCs, and steroes) - and this is invisible unless seen under blacklight.

Cos people make notes of serial #s and LOSE them so this is a good alternative too.

wow, that is a great idea :thumbs:


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Same here, we don't even lock the front door...even when we go away :ph34r:


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So, quick question......if they stole all of your computers, how can you be on the internet??? :D

Sorry to make a funny, it really sucks when stuff (especially important and expensive stuff) gets stolen. I hope your office can still function until the stuff gets recovered or replaced!

Hopefully Mr. Nicepoliceman and his crew can find Mr. Badguy and throw the book at him!!!!

haha, I posted from home silly!!

Well the plot thickens. The office across the hall with a completely different key was robbed as well. There is no forced entry on either of our doors. The cleaning crew that comes here, unfortunately will come into our office, open all the doors and then go upstairs and clean up there with our doors wide open (we've seen it happen when they didn't know someone was working late). I have also come in early and found our front door unlocked. The cleaning crew is part of our rent, and the slumlord doesn't seem to care that we've complained. It would be very easy for someone to slip in and hide in an office and wait until their 15 min speed cleaning is done and then take us for everything!!

Whoever it was pulled the security card entrance thingamajigger right off with a crowbar and so that was not a security measure at all. Our slumlord really doesn't seem to give a hoot either.


Married 12-30-05

Started our visa journey Jan 06.

01-06 - I-130, K3 shortly after

04-06 - switched to Canada Immigration

07-06 - Moved to Canada (PR almost complete)

07-06 - Changed again, back to US imm.

09-06 - Landed as Canadian PR

10-06 - DCF Toronto, Approved in 1.5 hrs!

11-06 - Interview Montreal (success!)

I-130

10-05-06 DCF in Toronto - Approved

10-19-06 Packet 3 received & sent back

10-20-06 Montreal receives P3

11-03-06 Packet 4 received

11-06-06 Medical

11-22-06 Interview / Visa approved

11-26-06 heading home, 6 day drive, my oh my

HOME SWEET HOME

10.24.08 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

Delivered at 9:03 AM on October 25, 2008

10.29.08 NOA1

10.30.08 Check cashed

12.06.08 Biometrics Appt.

12.19.08 Received new Drivers License extended to 2011

03.12.09 Received CONGRATULATIONS letter - Card on the way!!

03.20.09 Received his SHINY new card. WOO HOOOOOOO

YAY!! We can take a break from this madness until Citizenship.

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Same here, we don't even lock the front door...even when we go away :ph34r:

Now I know where to go when I feel like robbing someone without trouble! :P


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Same here, we don't even lock the front door...even when we go away :ph34r:

Now I know where to go when I feel like robbing someone without trouble! :P

If we had anything worth nicking, then maybe we would :P

But, this is a safe and relatively crime free city, albeit a small city. We don't lock our car either. It's quite a change for someone who lived in the centre of London, I can tell ya :yes:


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Wow, I'm jealous that the police actually cared. Someone broke into my apartment and stole my laptop and left a bloody fingerprint (I'm not saying that for emphasis, there was actually a fingerprint with their blood, they must have hurt themselves breaking down my door) and the police didn't give a hoot. They didn't dust for prints or do anything other than take a report. I even had my serial number (very uncharacteristic of me) but they never found my poor laptop. I even tried calling pawn shops in the area but they wouldn't help me.

It was sad because I'm a student and couldn't afford another laptop... Hence my crappy old desktop I use now!

But it's a good reminder to keep serial numbers. I like the ultraviolet pen idea, but I doubt the police here would think to check stuff they find with a UV light...

Sharon


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