iPhone Thief Nabbed Just Meters From Police Station After They Turn on ‘Find My iPhone’Debrah will now spend two years in prison.
A robber did switch off the Find My iPhone feature on a phone that he had stolen.
When the cops switched it on, he was right outside the police station, according to The Metro.
Jermaine Debrah, 28, was immediately arrested by police in Mitcham, located in the United Kingdom, as he was standing outside.
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According to the the Wimbledon Guardian on April 12, 2016, he was jailed for two years. He was convicted of burglary on April 1.
Debrah was convicted of breaking into an apartment and stealing the phone.
“He was later traced to the junction Bramcote Avenue and Cricket Green, just metres from Mitcham police station, using the Find my iPhone application and the phone was found in his jogging trousers,” the paper wrote.
The Metro reported that police put the victim’s details into the tablet computer and traced back his location.
Officers then alerted their colleagues at the Mitcham station, and they then rushed outside to arrest him. The iPhone was in his pocket.
He denied the burglary at Croydon Crown Court last week, but fibers from his clothing were found at the scene of the crime.
Debrah will now spend two years in prison.