Burglar foiled after tracking software in stolen iPad led police to his location
A BURGLAR was arested just minutes after his raid when officers locked onto tracker software located in the iPad he had just stolen.
Officers were called to the house in St George at 4.30am and searched the immediate area.
They were called to be told the iPad's traking software had been locared to Charlton Road.
The officers spotted a man on a mountain bike carrying a large shopping bag full of items.
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When officers asked the man to stop he raced away. Officers pursued the 42-year-old into Heathcote Road where he was detained.
The shopping bag was found to contain items believed to match all the property which had been taken from the burglary.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: "This swift arrest just goes to show the value of these tracking software programmes and we strongly recommend that people with smart phones, laptops and tablet devices make use of them.
"Having your gadgets stolen will be a huge inconvenience but remember it's not just the item that's stolen it is all the data it holds as well. "This could be contact numbers, precious photographs or important documents. The cost to your wallet and your time could be considerable.
"The apps will help you get the technology back and mean we can apprehend the criminals quickly – and often catch them red-handed.
"If you own a Smartphone, tablet or laptop it makes sense to find software that's right for you and install it."