Stolen iPad Tracked Across London by Police
Published on: 21st Feb 2013
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The location tracking app built into Apple iPads enabled British Transport Police (BTP) to track the stolen tablet across London and arrest the two thieves.
The victim, a 29-year-old woman discovered her iPad had been taken after she had arrived in London on a train from Paris. An app on the tablet to locate its whereabouts was activated and led officers to an address in Bromley-by-Bow a few miles away in East London.
A 27-year-old man and 29-year-old man were arrested by BTP and taken into police custody. They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
PC Michael Richman, of British Transport Police, said: "Thanks to the victim activating the tracking app, officers were able to recover the iPad and arrest two men in connection with the theft."
"These applications, available on many smartphones and tablets, can help owners protect their belongings and can also be very useful in helping us narrow down an item's location, increasing the chance that a potential thief will be caught."