Monday evening, my vehicle was broken into while staying in Leon, Mexico, visiting from the U.S., and my laptop stolen, along with a few other personal items.
I went with a friend to the police station to report the incident, and was told that because the laptop was company-owned, a "factura" (special official Mexican invoice) was necessary to file a police report.
Clearly, I do not have such paper work, as neither I nor my company are from Mexico, so we don't have such requirements.
The clerk at the police station was very uncertian what documentation was necessary or would suffice in my situation.
In the future, what documentation (receipts/invoices, letter from employer, etc) should I carry with me, in the event that company-owned equipment is stolen while traveling, so that I can effectively file a police report for an insurance claim, etc?
While this incident happened in Mexico, I am interested in general advice for traveling with company-owned equipment in foreign countries.