A 34 year old man has had his stolen ipad returned to him after tracking it using the free software installed on it. The ipad was stolen from an address in Loughborough. The victim had downloaded free software called, 'Mobile Me' and an application called 'Find my ipad' which he activated and used to trace his ipad to a specific area in Birstall.
He then contacted the police to report the theft. Officers from the Charnwood Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT) combined information they held with the information from the tracker and were able to secure a search warrant.
On Tuesday 4th October 2011 officers executed the warrant and recovered the stolen laptop. A 25 year old man was arrested for handling stolen goods. He was given an adult caution as it was his first offence.
PC Jamie Hughes, from the Charnwood NAT, said; "I would urge all owners of ipads and the latest iphones to download the free software onto their equipment. In this case we were able to return to the laptop to a very grateful man within a matter of days so it's got to be worth it."