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Looted man finds laptop through Facebook

Tracking device finds thief and computer
Tue Aug 16 2011, 09:48

A MAN THAT LOST his laptop during rioting in London has found it by tracing the thief through Facebook.

Whenever someone loses something and traces it the item in question is usually a Mac and this is no different. According to the BBC, the Macbook Pro and some other items were stolen from a flat in West Kensington. However, they were stolen from an IT security expert who didn't let them go.

The BBC reports that the victim used a tracking device to watch what the thief was doing, which was a range of things, until suddenly he went onto Facebook and exposed himself.

"Almost two weary days had gone by and I'm at dinner on a business trip in Luxembourg and I received an email which nearly knocked me out of my chair with excitement," said the now happy Greg Martin.

"After two hours of watching him surf religious revelation videos, shopping for Mercedes A class on Autotrader he finally popped onto Facebook!"

Unfortunately for the Facebook user this meant that he passed his name, his address, where he went to school and even information about his wireless internet to Greg Martin, who did the sensible thing and informed the police.

Soheil Khalilfar, 18, has been charged with handling stolen goods. From the sounds of it, he will also be needing a new front door. µ

 

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