How to catch robbers who steal your iPhone
September 4th, 2009

The Wired Campus has a report of a Carnegie Mellon student, Can Duruk, who tracked thieves who had robbed him:

After calling the police, Mr. Duruk used the program MobileMe to track the movements of the robbers, according to The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper. MobileMe has a feature called Find My iPhone. Users can log onto a Web site to access a map, which can be updated at the push of a button, that shows the approximate location of the phone. As they headed toward an Eat’n Park restaurant, police went after them.

Diane Richard, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh police, said she didn’t know of any instances when a victim had been able to track robbers himself. “I’m glad that he was able to help us clear the case so quickly and apprehend the people who took his belongings,” she said.

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