Re: I guess plod IQ problems are universal...
Whats the relationship between MAC address and IMEI number?
They are all written in the device flash at the same time at factory. This includes both the wifi Mac and and the Bluetooth Mac.
The manufacturer has all of them in their database and getting the data takes a couple of seconds once you come with a court order.
Das Plod (excuse me for my Pidgin German) are not following the proper Ordnung. There is something fishy here (grey import with re-flashed identity?) because if they have the MAC, they would have had the perp by now. There are countries where modifying the Macs and/or the IMEI permanently is a specific criminal offence on the books. This, will be coming here too. It is only a matter of time.