Broadcasting the iPhone’s location over his police radio to other police officers in downtown Seattle, Knox directed them to a suspect. At his feet was a brown rolling duffel bag that matched the description of one stolen from the Malkin home, along with $4,000 worth of electronic items. … [Read more...] about Federal Prosecutor’s Tech-Savvy Son, 14, Helps Cops Track Down Items Taken in Home Burglary
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Police used the photo to identify a suspect, Albert Wilson, 19. He has now been arrested and charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property. … [Read more...] about Man charged in cellphone robbery after police say he accidentally emailed his photo to victim
But the problem could be greatly reduced, some say, if handset makers and carriers did more to make it difficult for those who trade in stolen phones to use the devices after a theft is reported. Instead, as victims go out and buy more smartphones—and perpetrators use the stolen devices, the industry arguably reaps a benefit. … [Read more...] about Should the cellphone industry do more to end the trade in stolen smartphones?
He said: “I was on a break and still had a mouthful of pasty when I saw a young woman walking with a bloke on a bike behind her. He was fiddling with a mask he had round his neck and all his attention was focused on her. I thought to myself ‘this doesn’t feel right’ and then he snatched the phone. … [Read more...] about Hero lorry driver stops Clerkenwell thief in his tracks
Then the investigation got on a fast track when, after the burglary, the victim discovered selfies of an unknown couple on her cloud account, days later. The photos were taken by one of the stolen devices, then automatically sent to the linked account, according to the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times’ L.A. Now blog. … [Read more...] about Selfie sent to burglary victim’s cloud account put couple at forefront of investigation