Tracking app reunites woman with iPad

By Rob Virtue on February 21, 2013 2:26 PM |


Two arrests were made by transport police after an iPad was stolen on a Eurostar journey from Paris to St Pancraes on Monday.

Officers were able to locate the mobile device worth £800 and the two suspects after the victim activated a tracking application.

The 29-year-old from Earls Court helped lead police to an address in Bromley-by-Bow where men aged 27 and 29 were arrested.

They have since been released on bail.

The victim had downloaded the Find My iPad app and tracked it using global positioning technology.

PC Michael Richman, of British Transport Police, said: "Thanks to the victim activating the tracking app, officers were able to recover the iPad and arrest two men in connection with the theft.

"These applications, available on many smartphones and tablets, can help owners protect their belongings and can also be very useful in helping us narrow down an item's location, increasing the chance that a potential thief will be caught."