Apple’s Find My iPad leads police to violent armed gang

“Police arrested three members of a violent armed gang responsible for at least eleven robberies in northern Bangkok,” Thai Visa News reports.

“Police arrested three members of a violent armed gang responsible for at least eleven robberies in northern Bangkok, INN reports,” Thai Visa News reports. “Police used the device to track down Pornchai (Geng) Phungjayaem, 32. He was caught red handed while other members of the notorious ‘Ma Diaw’ gang escaped by jumping out of a window and into the Chao Praya river.”

“Two other unnamed gang members were rounded up at a pier in the area of the Kheman Phirataram temple on Saturday after a manhunt,” Thai Visa News reports. “Drugs, ammunition, cash and the helpful iPad were taken in among a host of evidence found at the rented accommodation.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Find My iPad tracks down some more!

[Attribution: Cult of Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

7 Comments

  1. Wow using Apple’s security feature to help maintain law and order, now that’s real police work. I guess security and privacy does go hand in hand. Oops, better not type that too loudly, it may not be viewed as patriotic in some spots.

    And this, “Drugs, ammunition, cash and the helpful iPad were taken in among a host of evidence found at the rented accommodation.” what a bonus, a host of evidence to explore and connect some dots. Looks like these police will have their work cut out for them, but I suspect they know how to work.

      1. Gauging from prior history I think if the FIB went there it would be to invade the country or get the “Ma Diaw” to join them.

        You have a good day sir.

  2. Thankfully there are still stupid criminals out there who fail to realize the theft of Apple goods will lead authorities to them resulting in quality contemplative & painful time being generously poked in the pokey.

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