Two days ago, someone broke into the building I am living in, entered my room, and stole my laptop. Thankfully that's all he managed to grab while I was in the bathroom, and he sped off when he heard the door.
Question is: The person opened Google Chrome and attempted to enter Gmail, I got an alert about suspicious log-in from a new IP address. Can the police track this IP, or MAC addresses in order to know where my laptop is, or was located?
As far as I'm aware, they need a warrant, but...can it be done?