You just have to hope the local cops are competent and the thief tries to sell the thing in some stupid and obvious way.
Chances are, you're never going to see it again, and hopefully you were insured against this sort of thing.
On or about 12/05, 12/06/04, my Dell laptop, an Inspiron XPS was stolen from my home. Local Athorities have been notified and I have notified Dell about the theft. I was running Windows XP Pro with SP2 installed. Gave Dell my service pack number and other information. Are there other things I need to know or do to help with the retrievel efforts? Need help! Want my baby back!