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Find the thief: Steal two mobiles at knifepoint and get arrested thanks to the iPhone app



Find the thief: Steal two mobiles at knifepoint and get arrested thanks to the iPhone app


A man has been arrested in Malaga capital for allegedly theft of two mobile phones at knifepoint at different points on the Carretera de Cádiz. Police sources have confirmed to this newspaper that the suspect was located and detained by the National Police thanks to Find my iPhone, the Apple app that allows an owner to geolocate their devices of that brand or that of those they know. A friend who was accompanying the victim at the time of the robbery activated the application in the presence of the agents and took them to La Misericordia beach.

The events occurred just announced the morning of last Monday, July 4. Around 00:40 a.m., a call alerted Room 091 of the robbery that a young man had just suffered at knifepoint on Molière Avenue by a man who was riding a bicycle and who fled towards the Path of the Duck after the assault. A crew of the National Police was mobilized there, but when they were at the height of Frigiliana street they were requested by another citizen who assured that a guy who was riding a bicycle had just stolen his iPhone after threatening him with a knife.

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According to sources, the victim’s companion, who had a phone of the same brand, activated the Find My iPhone application to locate his friend’s device, which showed his location on the Antonio Banderas boardwalk. The agents went there in the company of the two young people in case the cell phone changed location, something that ultimately did not happen. The map led police to La Misericordia beach, where they found the suspect, a 37-year-old Spaniard, next to a beach bar. The agents found among his belongings the mobile phones stolen on Molière Avenue and Frigiliana Street, as well as the knife used in the assaults, with a 10-centimeter blade and that he kept in a ***** pack, according to the victims’ initial statement.