Find My iPhone Leads Police to Capture Thieves

Find My iPhone Leads Police to Capture Thieves

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After being held up and robbed, a MobileMe user managed to lead police to the location of the robbers using Find My iPhone, reports the Pittsburgh Post.

The unidentified victim was approached by two individuals at about 1am. One of them showed him what appeared to be a gun and they demanded his wallet and his credit card PIN numbers.

After handing over his iPhone and wallet the thieves let him run off at which point he was able to call the police. The man later used Find My iPhone to track the location of his iPhone to a Wal-Mart in North Versailles. He was able to help the police follow the individuals from the Wal-Mart to a gas station where they were finally apprehended.

Police said they recovered a black pellet gun, as well as stolen identification, credit cards and cash. They will charge Bryant Rather, 22, of West Mifflin, Brent Ray Potter, 22, of Swissvale, and Myron Knox, Jr., 22, of Homewood, with two counts each of access device fraud, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and possessing instruments of crime. Mr. Rather and Mr. Potter will also be charged with robbery.

You can learn how to use Find My iPhone to track and even erase your phone using this tutorial.

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Find My iPhone Leads Police to Capture Thieves

Jaffar Saleem - September 14, 2009 at 4:24am
can i use this sofware for i phone if so plz e mail it me on m.jaffarsaleem@rediffmail.com
Ethan - August 31, 2009 at 7:54am
tutorial link is BROKEN \"You can learn how to use Find My iPhone to track and even erase your phone using this tutorial\"
honestmen - August 30, 2009 at 8:13pm
Looks like the law actually got up off their fat behinds and arrested 3 honest business men LOL
echo - August 30, 2009 at 3:19pm
Good story, but if more of these are published, won\'t the thieves will get smarter and disable the Find Me function?
Bogus - August 30, 2009 at 4:49pm
Yup. lol
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