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Police track smartphone stolen in Watford using app
5:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
Police officers in Watford managed to track a stolen smartphone to north London using an app installed on it.
Hertfordshire Constabulary were alerted after the victim’s iPhone went missing in Watford High Street on Wednesday.
Using the Find my iPhone application on the phone officers located the device in Kilburn.
A 16-year-old was later given a reprimand for theft.
Neighbourhood Sergeant for Watford Town Centre, Simon Mason said: “Your mobile phone stores vital information, personal details but losing it can be inconvenient and stressful, particularly with smart phones.
“There are real benefits to this software, such as allowing people to be sure whether their phone has been simply lost or has been stolen, it can help police trace it and identify those responsible.
“If at any time you believe it might have been stolen you’re urged to contact police with the location so we can investigate. We don’t want people to put themselves at risk by confronting a thief.”
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