My question involves personal property located in the State of: New York
About two weeks ago my 2005 all in one desktop apple computer was stolen by someone I thought I knew. While i was sleeping he snuck out of my apartment with my computer and drove back to New Jersey (where he is from). He would not answer my calls or texts & I did file a police report which was put in as a petit larceny case although I paid well over the $999.99 in which the state of new york deems as grand larceny.
The detective from the precint told me there was nothing he could do since my Mac is from 2005, apple informed him that the value now would be $600 & they don't cross state lines for misdemeanors, wth?!
Do I have a good case for civil court, I have no idea even where to start? Should I get a lawyer? Please help me and give your advice, I am determined to get justice & have no choice but to take things into my own hands since the police will not help.