App leads to stolen iphone
A Queenstown man is hailing smart technology after an iPhone application and single-minded determination led him to his stolen mobile. Lawyer Graeme Todd had not given the Find my Friends application another thought, after being shown it by a friend. But it came in handy when his friend was able to track his phone to a Queenstown house, after he left it in a taxi and it was stolen. Mr Todd said he turned up at the house and when its occupants told him they knew nothing about his phone, he left his wife’s number in case it should turn up. He then went to the police who told him to bring them his friend’s mobile, which gave the location of his own phone, the following morning. He dropped by the house again to inform the suspects he had notified the police and they would be investigating the following day. His wife later received a phone call from the residents of the house to say they had indeed found Mr Todd’s phone. He said the application was ‘‘deadly accurate’’, leading him directly to the house where his phone was, despite it being one of two flats on the property. He has not laid a formal complaint with the police.
PHONEHOMEAGAIN: Lawyer Graeme Todd used an iPhone app to track his stolen mobile.