Police in Milan busted an iPad thief who used the device to take photos of himself, apparently unaware that the images could be accessed remotely.
The device was swiped from its 52-year-old owner during a family vacation in Venice last March. When the owner later spotted photos of the suspect on iCloud, he turned the evidence over to police.
They identified the culprit as “renowned local thief” Luigi G. They arrested him for possession of stolen property and returned the iPad to its owner.
Theft of Apple devices has increased in recent years. A report from November suggested that the theft of iOS devices has driven San Francisco crime to its highest level in five years.
According to police, muggings and robberies spike whenever a new device is introduced.