Police Locate Stolen Apple Watch When Owner Pings it During Search

Police Locate Stolen Apple Watch When Owner Pings it During Search

A stolen Apple Watch was found when its owner pinged the Watch, alerting police that were in the process of searching for it.

A Fox40 report (via 9to5Mac) says the Watch’s owner pinged it while police were searching for it. It isn’t certain whether the owner was asked by the police to ping it, or if it was just a happy coincidence.

Two men are behind bars after police found them with a stolen Apple Watch that had been pinged by its owner, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Officials said investigators tracked down the location of an Apple Watch stolen in Roseville Wednesday to a parking lot on Auburn Boulevard near Whyte Avenue.

In the parking lot was a motorhome with 21-year-old Elijah Filson and 38-year-old Jacob Cummins inside, both of whom were on probation, investigators said.

While police were searching the motorhome, the owner of the Apple Watch pinged it, causing it to emit a sound. Officers said they found the watch in a cabinet in the back of the motorhome.

Both Filson and Cummins were arrested and booked into the South Placer County Jail on multiple charges, including possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance

Users can ping their Apple Watch in the “Find My” app in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS 10.15 Catalina, and watchOS. The app can be extremely useful in finding lost or stolen devices, as this story shows.

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