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Lost+Found: Case E3NT – Stolen Lenovo laptop recovered in Cape Town, South Africa

by Fabián Núñez December 16, 2014

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Date Lost: December 2nd, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: December 7th, 2014.
  • Theft: Stolen from home.
  • Missing items:  Laptop, hard drive, camera.
  • Police reaction: Little chance of recovery.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Immediately.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Next day.
  • Final thoughts: Grateful.

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Lost+Found: Case XYZ1 – Stolen LG Nexus 4 recovered in Viña del Mar, Chile

by Fabián Núñez November 13, 2014

What happens when a Prey employee gets his phone stolen?

TL;DR: Thieves get their asses kicked and the device is recovered in three hours.

Before we start, I want you to know that I'm one of the guys in charge of writing the awesome user-submitted recovery stories you read weekly on our blog. That fact could make you doubt every word I say, but please understand that this is a real story. We're not making this up to show that Prey works, because we all know how well it does. There's a police record involved for this case and a cause still under investigation here in Chile.

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Lost+Found: Case 28ZZ – Stolen LG Android phone recovered in Chiloé, Chile

by Fabián Núñez October 21, 2014

  • Location: Chonchi, Chiloé. Chile.
  • Date Lost: August 21st, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: September 24th, 2014.
  • Theft: On a bus station.
  • Missing items: LG Android phone.
  • Police reaction: They started looking for it.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: One week
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Two weeks
  • Final thoughts: It was amazing!

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Lost+Found: Case GFH5 – Lost Android phone recovered in Majorca

by Camila Burgos October 13, 2014

  • Location: Majorca, Spain
  • Date Lost: September 13th, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: September 13th, 2014.
  • Theft: Left in restaurant
  • Missing items: HTC Android phone
  • Police reaction: Didn't notify
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 10 minutes
  • Final thoughts: It is great to confirm where the phone was and to be able to lock it remotely because I didn't have a lock on. Thanks prey!

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Lost+Found: Case CPD2 – Stolen laptop recovered in Iran

by Camila Burgos September 15, 2014

  • Location: Iran
  • Date Stolen: August 24th, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: September 10th, 2014.
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: Laptop
  • Police reaction: Just nothing!
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: One day
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: As fast a a snail
  • Final thoughts: I love you, Prey!

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Lost+Found: Case P5DU – Stolen VAIO laptop recovered in Santiago, Chile

by Fabián Núñez September 2, 2014

  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Date Stolen: August 26th, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: August 29th, 2014.
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: Sony VAIO laptop
  • Police reaction: "We can’t do anything"
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Four days
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: They didn't take action. We did
  • Final thoughts: Cool program, thanks!

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Lost+Found: Case 49CW – Stolen MacBook Pro recovered in Sayulita, Mexico

by Fabián Núñez August 25, 2014

  • Location: Sayulita, Mexico
  • Date Stolen: July 16th, 2014.
  • Date Recovered: July 20th, 2014.
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: Macbook Pro Retina
  • Police reaction: Ignorant
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: I took action
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: They didn't take action. We did
  • Final thoughts: Couldn't believe it!

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Lost+Found: Case M55T – Stolen MacBook Pro recovered in Ilhabela, Brazil

by Fabián Núñez August 12, 2014

  • Location: Ilhabela, Brazil
  • Date Stolen: December 30th, 2013
  • Date Recovered: July 24th, 2014
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: Macbook Pro Retina
  • Police reaction: "We can't do anything"
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Seven months
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: They didn't do anything
  • Final thoughts: I'm peaceful

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Lost+Found: Case PX3D – Stolen MacBook Pro recovered in Tulum, Mexico

by Fabián Núñez July 22, 2014

  • Location: Tulum, Mexico
  • Date Stolen: July 13th, 2014
  • Date Recovered: July 15th, 2014
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: Macbook Pro, Canon camera and backpack
  • Police reaction: They could not believe it, were very surprised.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Two days
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Took some hours of paper-filling and had to pay some money for them to act fast
  • Final thoughts: Super! Thank you

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Lost+Found: Case AM5Y – Stolen iMac recovered in Montpellier, France

by Fabián Núñez July 14, 2014

  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Date Stolen: June 7th, 2014
  • Date Recovered: July 11th, 2014
  • Theft: Home robbery
  • Missing items: iMac 21'
  • Police reaction: "We'll see if we can do something"
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Four hours
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Four days
  • Final thoughts: Super! Thank you

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