Burglar at Steve Jobs’ House Traced to iDevice Use

How do you catch a burglar who swiped some goodies from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ house? Wait for the perpetrator to turn on a stolen iPhone and let the police trace the device. That’s exactly what happened earlier this month when 35-year Kariem McFarlin allegedly broke into the Jobs’ house and swiped some $60,000 …   Read More

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How do you catch a burglar who swiped some goodies from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ house?

Wait for the perpetrator to turn on a stolen iPhone and let the police trace the device.

That’s exactly what happened earlier this month when 35-year Kariem McFarlin allegedly broke into the Jobs’ house and swiped some $60,000 worth of personal computers and mobile devices that once belonged to Jobs himself.

“The best we can tell is it was totally random,” police revealed after the arrest was made. The accused robber’s position was made clear to authorities once he powered up and connected an unspecified Apple device to Apple’s servers.

That’s how crime is fought in Silicon Valley.

McFarlin allegedly told police that he has been living out of his car and that the burglary was an act of “desperation.”

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