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The case of the stolen iPod has closed, well, almost.
Meet Edward Dever.
Five years ago in Christchurch, his scooter's storage department was broken into, and the thief made off with his iPod Touch.
A year after the theft, he received a call from police saying they had recovered the stolen item in Dunedin.
''They said they were going to send it to me ... but a week later I had to call them back and they didn't know where it was.''
Fast forward to last month and he again received a call from police saying they had the iPod, again, ''which was even weirder''.
The Auckland-based creative strategist said he was looking forward to being reunited with the iPod to see if the thief liked his musical tastes or substituted them for his own.
That's if he receives it, of course.
''Maybe for the next 20 years it will just be an infinite loop of phone calls saying they have my iPod.''