More than $2,000 worth of computer equipment was returned to its owner, who used an electronic phone app to track the location of the items that had been stolen from him.
The victim reported to Columbus police two computers, one valued at $1,100 and the other $1,000, were stolen between 12:01 and 7 a.m. May 9 from his car in the 400 block of Reinhard Avenue.
An $80 computer bag also was stolen, according to Columbus Division of Police incident reports.
Police were able to recover the stolen property.
In other recent incident reports from the area:
* A car was broken into and $1 in change stolen between 11:45 p.m. May 8 and 8 a.m. May 9 in the 200 block of East Gates Street.
* A $400 handgun was among the items stolen between 11 p.m. May 5 and 9:15 a.m. May 6 from a car in the 500 block of South High Street.
The victim said the suspect broke the driver-side window, causing $300 worth of damage, and stole a $90 backpack from the vehicle.
A headphone set valued at $200, a $300 pen that injects medication, $90 worth of ammunition and $150 in diet supplements also were stolen.
* Between 10 p.m. April 22 and 2 a.m. April 23, a $50 book bag, $300 shoes, $100 golf shirt, $100 pair of jeans, $40 gym bag and a bowling bag containing shoes and ball, valued at $150 total, were stolen from a car in the 600 block of South High Street.
The suspect broke a window to gain access, causing an unspecified amount of damage.
* A book bag, paperwork and sandals were stolen from a vehicle between 12:15 and 12:30 a.m. May 4 in the 500 block of South High Street.
The amount of merchandise, as well as a broken window, were undetermined, the report said.
* A $300 rifle was stolen at 2 a.m. May 9 from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Ebner Street.
The victim said he witnessed the theft in progress and when he hit his house alarm, the suspect fled. The suspect, however, left behind a flashlight, the report said.
* Someone broke the window of a vehicle at 3:45 a.m. May 6 in the 100 block of East Livingston Avenue, causing $500 worth of damage.