Friday, October 25, 2013
IPhone Application Helped Police Arrest A Buglar
A criminal has been jailed following a string of burglaries after a Find My iPhone app was used by police to help finally capture him.
Ion-Liviu Radita, 36, stole an iPad during one of 11 break-ins committed during a three-week crime spree in Kent from May 3.
But unknown to him, the Apple device had installed an app which enabled police to track it down to one of several properties in Eynsford Road, Ilford, Essex.
A raid on Radita's home then uncovered a gems box with about 100 pieces of jewellery inside. Police said laptops and other electronic devices were also taken during the break-ins. Radita, a Romanian, was convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court this week and was jailed for seven years, Kent Police said.