How to find a stolen garmin nuvi
There's little you can do besides reporting in stolen to the police and maybe checking out local pawn shops or scanning ebay & craigslist for used GPS devices offered for sale in your area.
There is little the police will do as they probably lack the manpower to search for these items - and doing it yourself can place you in harms way - depending on the character of the person selling the device. It is also possible, but probably not very likely, that the person selling it does not know it was stolen.
You should have proof of purchase - basically the box and serial number - and have police present when making the transaction if they are interested in assisting you with the GPS recovery process.
Most likely though, you will not find your GPS. The police will not really be interested in doing more than accepting a stolen property report that you fill out yourself. All you can really do is not leave valuables in sight or really even unattended in a vehicle. You should make use of Garmin's Theft Lock technology - which basically renders the GPS useless without knowing the unlock PIN. While this won't prevent theft (or get it back), you can get some satisfaction knowing that even though you can no longer use the GPS - the thief can't either.
Oct 03, 2011 |
Garmin nuvi 1390T Car GPS Receiver