“This reminds me of the bank robber who arrives during the security test”
This reminds me of the hired actor as a bank robber who arrives during the security test, to create free publicity for the security company
iPhone thieves take note: Next time you strike, make sure the coveted device you pilfer isn't equipped with GPS software. That's what 31-year-old Horatio Toure allegedly did on Monday, leading to his arrest just 10 minutes later, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. He was booked on suspicion of grand theft and possession …
Actually, about a month. My Hero got nicked at Download, so the next morning I trotted off to the Police hut and used Google Latitude to find out where my phone was. Turned out it was already in the middle of Derby.
20 minutes later, nothing had happened as- apparently- they'd pretty much need to catch the guy making a call where he says "yeah, so I just nicked this phone" before they'd be able to check. Add into that that it'd have been an inter-forces operation and they said there wasn't much of a chance of getting it back. Despite telling them that 1 minute ago he was within 5 meters of an address and that if need be I could update them over the phone as updates came into me.
So (a) Once again the iPhone's years behind everyone else (I did this before a few years ago with a different bit of software on an XDA Orbit) but takes the credit, and (b) The police aren't always that useful. Friendly, though- and amazed that you can do this with a phone! Probably could have helped a bit more if their laptop Internet was working and I hadn't had to call a friend and have him describe the location over the phone...
As per the title, I write tracking software for mobiles which are used in Taxis and Private Hire vehicles.
You'd be amazed how difficult it is to actually get a police officer to attend even though you can tell them where the thief is, and where the stolen property is.
It's usually at the point when you say you'll go and recover it yourself with a few friends and they may want to be there for the thief's protection that they decide it's worth turning up for!!!!
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