iPhone Aids in Capture of Home Invasion Suspects

In a recent string of home invasions in Chicago, a criminal and his partner made the mistake of stealing an iPhone, which ultimately led to their capture. During one of the invasions, the thief assaulted a woman and two men with a pistol before confining them in a bathroom and fleeing with the phone.

Law enforcement was able to track down the suspect using a GPS application, though the specific app remains unnamed, it was possibly Find my iPhone or another similar service.

While Apple has not disclosed any figures regarding the usage of their Find My iPhone feature or the number of devices recovered through its use, anecdotal evidence suggests that the list of recovered devices is probably long. Personally, I have activated Find My iPhone and Find My Mac on all my Apple devices as a precautionary measure.

Have you considered securing your devices in a similar way?

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