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In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, a police update on an Ohio Apple Store robbery, Find My iPhone catches the criminals and the “Phantom Pooper” strikes.
last once appleinsider series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.
Man accused of breaking into Disneyland multiple times to steal iPhones
A man He was arrested in late November after police say he snuck into Disneyland and was found with a bag of phones, a SIM card key, portable chargers and a faraday bag. According to WDW Today’s Newsthe robberies were thought to be part of an organized ring of pickpockets.
A woman was able to recover her stolen iPhone 14. The arrested man was “part of a group of individuals who had come to the attention of Disney over past problems,” according to the report.
After the theft of the iPhone, the couple receives threats
It is not uncommon for an iPhone to be stolen, or for the owner to find it in Find My iPhone. But usually it doesn’t result in the the owners receive threats of the thief
But that happened in Florida, reports fox 35. A woman’s phone was stolen from a mall, at which point she and her husband began tracking it with Find My iPhone.
When the woman got a new phone, they began to receive threats that “it will be auctioned on the black market with your personal information. Use your identity for loans and black market sales. They will even use your children’s photos, pornography for extortion “.
Police seek information on Ohio Apple Store robbery
A group of thieves stole more than $100,000 from the Apple Store in Beavercreek, Ohio, on January 23. Police released an update on the case:
iPhone evidence leads to child pornography guilty plea
A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of receiving and distributing child pornography after it was discovered he had viewed the materials through an iPhone app.
According to an ICE Press releasehe faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and can serve up to 20 years in federal prison.
Two wanted in PA iPhone and iPad thefts
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania police are searching in a series of iPhone and iPad thefts at AT&T and T-Mobile stores in early January. fox 43 reports that the two suspects stole three iPhone 13s, four Apple iPhone 14s and two Apple iPads, all display items.
They steal a MacBook, a Louis Vuitton bag and a dog collar in a van
The van of a British man was stolen while attending a therapy session, and with it her MacBook, an expensive Louis Vuitton bag, and a dog collar that belonged to a beloved former pet.
According to Echothe 27-year-old man was returning from a therapy session when he noticed the van was missing.
iPad helps track down ‘scammer’ who stole a car
A man who lied to hotel employees about losing his valet ticket was able to take the keys and steal a car, but was eventually tracked down thanks for an ipad what was left in it.
hometown fountain explains that the car was tracked from the hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, to Minneapolis and then to St. Paul. When the suspect saw the police, he tossed the keys into a snowbank.
He was arrested and charged with auto theft, and also had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, including one for a probation violation.
Woman wanted for Apple Watch theft
Looking for a woman from Texas for stealing two Apple Watches from Best Buy in the Laredo area. According to LMT onlineThe woman was seen on surveillance video opening Apple Watch boxes, removing the watches and taking them out of the store without paying.
The woman also has three outstanding warrants for her arrest for felonies.
“Phantom Pooper” charged with iPad theft
A burglar dubbed “the ghost killjoy” by local police is accused of breaking into an administrative office at a community center in Washington state. and steal an iPad and a laptop.
KIRO 7 reports that the thief allegedly defected on the scene, hence the nickname, but the suspect also logged into the iPad and computer with his personal account.