Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/14/stolen_cancer_research_laptop_reward/

$1,000 reward offered for stolen cancer research laptop

Thieves make off with boffin's work on prostate cancer

By John Leyden

Posted in Laptops, 14th January 2011 14:28 GMT

Medical researchers in Oklahoma are offering a no-questions-asked $1,000 reward for the return of a stolen laptop that contains years of research on prostate cancer.

Sook Shin lost the 13-inch white MacBook last Sunday after thieves smashed the window of the car she shares with husband, Ralf Jankecht, and made off with the laptop. Data on the machine was not backed up.

The couple have posted reward posters in local pawn shops in Oklahoma City in the hopes of retrieving the research, most of which will be lost forever if the computer is not recovered. "I'm devastated and I feel so guilty," Shin told News 9. ®