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“I sorely need the drives back, they are my backups”


No lectures please, please just keep your eyes peeled if you live/work nearby. Thanks. Contact jaxphoto(at) with any info.

“Dear PoPville,

Around 9am this morning someone smashed my front passenger window on 7th St NW between Randolph and New Hampshire and grabbed a backpack off the front seat. I was only away from the car for about 1 minute so I think the person was on a skateboard or maybe a bicycle? Or a fast runner Bc I saw no one when I came back out.

Several key items were in the bag that I desperately need to have found:
MacBook Pro 13″ retina laptop, Serial number: C02NG69WG3QJ
2 external hard drives (desperate to find these drives)
2 mifi units
Insurance card

The backpack looks like the attached photo, with a White House patch on it, and one of the drives is labeled like the second photo only it says “2016” instead of 2015. Third photo is similar to the second drive that was in the bag only that one is labeled as “Ghana 2015 A” I believe. It’s a 1 terabyte seagate.

Fourth photo has a strip identifying the drives with my email and phone number. I’m not sure if the two drives that were stolen had that on it or not.

I sorely need the drives back, they are my backups which I normally store inside safely. They have files of photographs that don’t exist anywhere else from my job as a photojournalist for the Associated Press and personal photo files as well. If anyone finds them, in whatever condition, please contact me. No questions asked.

Inside is also a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with a purple cover. There is a round sticker that says “AP” on the front along with Velcro strips.

There are Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz stickers from when I covered their campaigns on the back.

I also had two mifi units to connect to the Internet in the bag, and a passport of me valid for four years, along with some cash and a discover card (which I’ve canceled)

It was only in the car for less than a minute in broad daylight. I’ve done a police report but need your help to get back my files, please help!

Contact jaxphoto(at) with any info.”

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