1. chabouma's Avatar

    My girlfriend got her iPhone 5 stolen just two days ago. After the incident, she was devastated (as would anyone be). Knowing my obsession with BlackBerry, she decided to purchase and give the Z10 a try. After a day of use, she started to enjoy the new phone/OS. Unfortunately, once again, her phone (the new Z10) got stolen tonight.

    Toronto Police Department has been reluctant to help her find her phone, especially considering it is "a cheap BlackBerry", as one officer called it. I provided them BlackBerry Protect information, which pinpointed the exact location of the thief down to an 8m radius, remote-locked the device, blazed the alarm and set a home screen message, but all failed to impress a number of officers on scene.

    Moral of the Story: BlackBerry's are still in hot demand, if they get stolen. Keep your phones safe at all times, as there is only so much BlackBerry Protect can do (and not much a police officer will either).

    She swears if anyone returns her phone, she will take it as a sign and stay loyal to BlackBerry for life! Let's add another lifelong fan and hope her stolen device gets returned!

    PS: If you're in the Woodbine Ave / Kingston Road region of Toronto, spot a Z10 and happen to be carrying a baseball bat, you know what to do.
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    Last edited by chabouma; 05-19-14 at 09:14 AM. Reason: Update to Post
    05-19-14 02:33 AM
  2. targnik's Avatar
    Find the scoundrel and flog them publicly.

    New to Z10 - having a blast
    bungaboy likes this.
    05-19-14 03:28 AM
  3. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Have you given the location to the Police? Even though they sound ignorant, they could at least use a lead?
    05-19-14 06:31 AM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    You think a bunch of people sending BBM's etc. will do any more to annoy them than protect already has?
    05-19-14 08:10 AM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    He wants us to get together and go mob the thieve's house.

    Unfortunately all we're really good for is sabotaging online polls.

    Posted via CB10
    kbz1960 and Oglon3r like this.
    05-19-14 08:15 AM
  6. Uzi's Avatar
    Yeah op tell the police the location is the best move

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 08:15 AM
  7. LostOnThePianoRoll's Avatar
    Seriously? Hop in a cab and grab a baseball bat and head over there

    Posted via CB10 from my Z10STL100-1/
    chabouma likes this.
    05-19-14 08:19 AM
  8. chabouma's Avatar
    Reported in person and online, in full details. We'll see if they do anything about it. Doubtful at this point.
    05-19-14 09:44 AM
  9. offthahorseceo's Avatar
    Reported in person and online, in full details. We'll see if they do anything about it. Doubtful at this point.
    Sorry your girlfriends phone got stolen but lets be honest. If people see an opportunity to steal a phone theyre not gonna care what it is. Also, the Z10 does slightly resemble an iphone or any other popular smartphone currently on the market so theres that.

    In other words, sorry to be a hater, but just because a blackberry got stolen, doesnt mean its in high demand. it means the thief saw an opportunity and took it.
    05-19-14 04:28 PM
  10. chabouma's Avatar
    Also, the Z10 does slightly resemble an iphone or any other popular smartphone currently on the market so theres that.
    Forgot about the Z10-iPhone resemblance factor. And you're right, a thief is a thief, any opportunity will be taken.
    05-19-14 08:57 PM
  11. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    So, this (not even petty) theft is not investigated, prosecuted anymore or any other action taken?

    So these cops just did the paperwork, and that was it? Shame, shame...

    Now this person keeps breaking the commandments ("Thou shalt not steal!" Not even a "cheap" BlackBerry!) again and again if nobody one stops him / her.

    "No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "
    05-22-14 08:54 AM
  12. 93Aero's Avatar
    One of the biggest issues between police and the average citizen is police procedure.
    I don't think the cops were reluctant or ignorant.
    Calls for service are prioritised, and depending on the number of calls the classification of the call that were waiting to be answered, your report call took a lower priority.

    My departments procedure was to just simply provide you with a case number of the report to give to your mobile phone carrier as evidence that you reported the phone stolen.

    If you were the 1 out of 10 people who actually had the phones serial number then it and it's IMEI would be placed in a stolen property database on the off-chance a cop happened to run its serial number for whatever reason and find that it's stolen.

    Going to someones home after following and relying on an electronic bread crumb trail, does not allow you to gain access.
    The 4th Amendment won't allow it.

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 09:37 AM
  13. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    2 phones stolen within a week, wow. Oh and if you do approach the thief, be prepared for a funeral just in case.
    05-22-14 10:23 AM

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