Cathedral thief tracked down using Apple’s Find my iPad

“When his iPad was stolen from church, Xin Shi might have been tempted to pray for its return,” The Daily Mail reports.

“But instead he turned to a different object in the sky to help him track down his stolen gadget – a satellite,” The Daily Mail reports. “Mr Shi was able to locate the device using the ‘Find my iPad’ app, and lead the police straight to the man who stole it.”

The Daily Mail reports, “He was at St Nicholas’s Cathedral, Newcastle, when thief Ronald Bowe snatched his bag, containing the iPad, from the back of the church as he prayed.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Oliver” for the heads up.]


    1. I think every time someone steels an Apple device from an Apple Store, Apple should be tracking them and giving the police a blow by blow of where there are during their escape. This should be made public and these idiots will stop taking iPhones, iPads and iPods.

    1. Re Mike

      Moral–1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
      And 2. the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.

      It seems you are using the word moral to support that no morals are needed?

  1. Thieves are not very bright. It has to be harder than working.
    1, You have to, generally, work nights,
    2. The stress must be murder.
    3. The income is crap. A study a few years ago suggested that a very successful thief nets about $30K a year. (averaged up for inflation)
    4. You have to hang around with thieves.
    5. You have to sell a $1K thing for $100 to a fence.
    6 You WILL spend much time in jail chasing the soap.
    7. It’s often physically hard work.
    8. There is no dental plan.
    I could go on, but …..
    It doesn’t seem like a golden job to me.

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