Monday, 20 February 2012

Stolen Cairns mobile located using 'Find Phone' app

Cairns police located a stolen mobile phone using a ''find my phone'' application after is was stolen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The discovery followed an incident when a woman’s handbag was snatched as she was walking along Spence Street just after midnight.

Three teenage boys on cycles rode past them and grabbed the woman’s handbag.

''The pair gave chase but soon lost sight of the youths,'' a Cairns Police spokesperson said. ''The women attended Cairns Police Station and advised officers of the alleged theft and that a mobile phone in the handbag was equipped with a ‘find my phone’ application.''

Police attended a Cairns address a short time later and allegedly located stolen property, including pushbikes.

Three teenagers, aged 13, 14 and 15 years, will be dealt with under the Youth Justices Act in relation to stealing and receiving offences.
  • You can download the Find my Phone application from Apple or Android.

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