iPad tracker leads to five arrests after home raid

Southend Standard: iPad tracker leads to five arrests after home raid iPad tracker leads to five arrests after home raid

POLICE were led to a thieves’ den after the owner of a stolen iPad activated a “Find My iPad” app.

Raiders took it from a house in Eisenhower Road, Laindon, as part of a £2,000 haul, which also included a Playstation 3 games console.

Police arrived about an hour later and a tracking app led them to a house in Beeston Court, Basildon, where they arrested five people.

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4:19pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Idontknowy says...

Brilliant
Brilliant Idontknowy

4:28pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Royr says...

Shame more people know about and use these apps
Shame more people know about and use these apps Royr

5:00pm Mon 9 Dec 13

jaguarxxv says...

It's built into all new Iphones and Ipads, but it does need to be activated.
It's built into all new Iphones and Ipads, but it does need to be activated. jaguarxxv

5:03pm Mon 9 Dec 13

DutchCyclist says...

A satisfying story. I wonder if they were surprised when then police turned up?
A satisfying story. I wonder if they were surprised when then police turned up? DutchCyclist

5:58pm Mon 9 Dec 13

mrluke says...

With the Ipad , it works better non 3g model with a simcard/GPS .

A normal Ipad would rely on the user connecting it to there WiFi ! , which is a bit tosh if you ask me .
With the Ipad , it works better non 3g model with a simcard/GPS . A normal Ipad would rely on the user connecting it to there WiFi ! , which is a bit tosh if you ask me . mrluke

5:59pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Lol
Lol Living the La Vida Legra

9:01pm Mon 9 Dec 13

My Britain says...

All iPads have a tracker, you must activate it, the new iPhone has a bit of software that when the thief mugs someone, as soon as he try's to get into the phone it wipes everything on the phone, as is no good to anyone, one up on the scum!!
All iPads have a tracker, you must activate it, the new iPhone has a bit of software that when the thief mugs someone, as soon as he try's to get into the phone it wipes everything on the phone, as is no good to anyone, one up on the scum!! My Britain

7:46am Tue 10 Dec 13

tricklesthegreek says...

This happened when we were burgled. Police charged the guy as my stuff was found in his property. CPS threw it out saying 'there wasn't enough evidence to convict' - apparently the guy could have 'found' it. Are you kidding me? I really hope they don't have the same person on the CPS for this case. The police were adament they were bang to rights and had got their man, I knew they had as well, but the CPS clearly don't want to bother with petty crime. I really hope the people who were the victims of this burglary get a better outcome - let's show people that burglary is unacceptable as a crime and will go punished. In the mean time I hope the victims are getting all the support they can because burglary is a mentally horrid crime that leaves you feeling violated and afraid to be in your own home.
This happened when we were burgled. Police charged the guy as my stuff was found in his property. CPS threw it out saying 'there wasn't enough evidence to convict' - apparently the guy could have 'found' it. Are you kidding me? I really hope they don't have the same person on the CPS for this case. The police were adament they were bang to rights and had got their man, I knew they had as well, but the CPS clearly don't want to bother with petty crime. I really hope the people who were the victims of this burglary get a better outcome - let's show people that burglary is unacceptable as a crime and will go punished. In the mean time I hope the victims are getting all the support they can because burglary is a mentally horrid crime that leaves you feeling violated and afraid to be in your own home. tricklesthegreek

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