IPhone App Leads To Arrest

9 Dec

The ‘Find My iPhone’ application, which allows the owner of the iPhone to trace its physical location, allowed police to hunt down the perpetrator. — PHOTO: IPHONE

POLICE have arrested a serial snatch thief after a valuable lead from an iPhone application.

The ‘Find My iPhone’ application, which allows the owner of the iPhone to trace its physical location, allowed police to hunt down the perpetrator.

Early on Sunday morning, the 36-year-old victim was walking along Lim Liak Street when an unknown man approached her from behind and snatched away her iPhone which she was holding.

After the victim lodged a report, the ‘Find My iPhone’ application was used to help the police track down the suspect.

The suspect was arrested on Monday evening, and is believed to be also responsible for several other snatch theft cases in the Tiong Bahru and Kim Tian estates.

The suspect, an 18-year-old Malaysian man, will be charged in court on Wednesday.

Straits Times

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