Luckily, the Computrace customer escaped with only minor scrapes and bruises after being attacked my two men on her walk home. However, her laptop wasn’t spared and was taken by the attackers.
The victim contacted police and Absolute immediately afterwards, spurring the Absolute Theft Recovery Team into action. Soon after, Absolute had identified the laptop’s location and provided police with the information necessary to serve a search warrant. The search resulted in the laptop’s recovery and a few additional clues.
The unauthorized user explained that she had recently purchased the laptop off the street, from a seller that she was able to positively identify. As said seller had a colorful criminal resume, the name rang a bell with police – enough motivation to bring the suspect into the station for further questioning. A quick line-up was all it took for the victim to connect the seller to the initial attack. Laptop returned, criminal charged, case closed.
Please note that indictments and criminal complaints are merely unproven accusations and the accused, in all cases, are presumed innocent until proven guilty.