New Updates: CASE SOLVED! The thief is in police custody. This courageous woman named Sydney read a news article about my case on SFWeekly this morning and spotted this person walking down the street in the financial district. She followed her into a Starbucks. The suspect sat without ordering anything and started to find her next prey. This heroine called the police and waited at the coffee shop until the police arrived. She showed them the video footage and got her arrested. The major twist to this story was the thief was actually a male. He did identify himself as a transgender though. But according to the description I got from Sydney, he seems more of a guy than a girl. He had multiple fake identifications so the police had to take him down to the police station to get his finger prints to ID him. He already had several prior felony charges and I believe one pending warrant issued out on him. Also through the process, some people have come forward and claimed that they were victims of this guy as well. If you suspect you had your belongings stolen at one point in the past by this guy, please email any evidence or your police case number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know you would like to link your case to mine (my case number is 140281005).
Sydney’s Twitter is @spfff. Please give her a warm thank you for being such a hero.
And thank you all for sharing my story. You made it all happen. Please accept my sincere gratitude for being such a good force in this world.
I do not welcome any negative trolling on my blog as they only distract from the task at hand, which is to find this thief and stop her from stealing other people’s computers. So please be reminded, I will not approve the comments unless they are good-spirited or useful. I feel as though a lot of trollers are putting blame on me as deserving to have my belongings stolen as I left unattended at a coffee shop. Some go as far as defending the thief. I wonder what kind of world we live in. You are called dumb if you dropped your guard a little at a public place and trusted your neighbors for 5 min. For those mean-spirited trollers’ wish I learned my expensive lesson and will not trust even “a cute blonde girl”. But because of those people who blame the victim in any sort of crime, the criminals slip under the radar and cause harm to the innocent people out there. And you will not know what it feels like to be blamed for being a victim of crime until it happens to you.
Also I have all my codes backed up. As I said, the lost intellectual property is my creative assets – Illustration/Photoshop files I recently created and other personal files I haven’t backed up. Please take your focus off of what I should/would/could have done and help me identify this wrongdoer. So that no one else has to fall victim to this bottom feeding scumbag bitch.
I am a freelance iOS developer and I use my MacBook Air everyday to do everything from design to coding. A complete tragedy happened to me yesterday. I had my virtual limbs stolen (aka my macbook air and iPhone). I was in tears literally. Tears of anger. It took less than a minute for me to lose all the creative assets I stored on my machine. If you work at a coffee shop in the San Francisco downtown area, beware this can happen to you. I know I was stupid for leaving my belongings unattended, but I never suspected this would happen in broad daylight with so many people around.
PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP CATCH THIS GIRL.
So this is what happened.
I was working on my iOS app at a local coffee shop at Post st. and Taylor St. near Union Square in San Francisco.
(The date and time is 12 hours off as the owner of this coffee shop misconfigured the surveillance camera)
At April 4 3:20PM, this girl comes into the coffee shop.
She looks around to find her prey and found my computer very appealing.
She orders a latte which was about $5 and pays in cash. I have pretty clear shots of her face.
She sits in the sofa next to me and kept staring at me. Also she looks around a lot to find other preys in case mine fails. She does this for an hour.
At 4:09PM, She asks the girl sitting at the window to watch her stuff while she goes to the bathroom!!! Ha!!!!
At 4:35PM, I go to the bathroom, leaving my macbook air and iPhone at the table. Her eyes follow the back of my head until she makes sure I go into the bathroom.
Seconds after I left to go to a bathroom, she stands up, comes around to my computer and waits there to make sure no one is looking.
She unplugs my computer and iphone.
She rushes to get out of the crime scene and walks out toward Unions Square/Powell Station.