“PHONE APP” LEADS TO ARREST & RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Police encourage the use of tracking apps as they are a very useful tool in detecting lost or stolen property”

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman from Hallet Cove after a “phone app” led police to her location.

Between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December, a house in Ferris Street, Christies Beach was broken into and items stolen including an Apple Ipad that unbeknown to the thief had the ‘Find my Iphone App’ installed.

About 12.20pm yesterday, the victim alerted police that the ‘app’ was indicating that the Ipad was at a house in Signet Street at Hallett Cove.

Police went to the house, conducted a search and located the stolen Ipad along with other stolen property from the house break.

Police also located other property to the value of $2,250 suspected of being stolen in the bedroom of the Hallett Cove home.

The arrested woman has been charged with serious criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen goods and unlawful possession.

She was bailed to Adelaide Magistrates Court on 30 January 2014.

Enquiries continue in relation to the recovered property and police ask if anyone was victim of a house break in the Christies Beach area between those times to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or online www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au

In the meantime, police encourage the use of tracking apps as they are a very useful tool in detecting lost or stolen property.