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NYC Police Chase Smartphone Thief

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

May 6, 2013

“The closest comparison that leaps to mind is a classic chase scene from a 1971 thriller,” is how The New York Times describes a case where New York City police tracked down an individual who stole an iPhone. Law enforcement was able to track the suspect’s movements by using the “Find My Phone” feature. According to the report, 16,000 smartphone devices are stolen per year in New York City. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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