We have seen many unorthodox applications Apple AirTagsincluding severe privacy violations with people spying on their ex-partner and parents spying on their children.
AirTags were created by Apple to recover lost or stolen items, and here we have a good example of its usefulness. Baggage thief stopped thanks to AirTag.
At the beginning of August, Several suitcase thefts at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida have come to the attention of authorities. So the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office decided to open an investigation.
The first hint, which turned out to be the key in the end, was given by victim reporting suitcase theftwith valuables worth over $1,600. AirTag his entering it reflected that he was in the Cathy Court area of Mary Esther.
But the location was inaccurate and a lot of people live there, so finding the thief wasn’t enough, as Apple Insider explains.
The second clue came from other complaints. Almost all of them were suitcases with valuables: one victim claimed that the suitcase contained $15,000 worth of jewelry.
In addition, all stolen bags were marked as lost/stolen on the airport’s computer system.
It was like if the thief had time to pick up the suitcases are more likely to contain valuables or even have access to the airport’s computer system. Namely, Looks like it was an employee.
The next step was the most logical: the police he tracked down airport employees living in the Katy Court area who discovered the AirTag. There was only one: 19-year-old Giovanni De Luca, who was assigned to carry luggage.
They arrested him at their home and they found jewelry worth $15,000. It is curious that they failed to return the suitcase with AirTag, as the thief discovered the device and destroyed it. Maybe he got rid of it and sold the items to clear the evidence.
BUT AirTag “deceased” in the line of duty, who could not help his master, but other robbery victims. Great job!
Source: Computer Hoy
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