A shocking incident that occurred in the United States shows thieves can use the so-called ‘smart’ devices for their own gain. A group of thieves used a new smart device from Apple to track and rob their target.
The thieves stole a large sum of money from a Connecticut drug runner before breaking into his car and stealing several items.
Several concerns have been raised, following the release of Apple AirTags.
Users who were unsure about the operation of Bluetooth location tags that could be used to stalk people raised the concerns.
In the year 2020, an unfortunate incident occurred in Hartford, Connecticut.
According to a media report, the group of robbers initially identified their victim as a “drug runner flush with cash.”
The identification was correct, and they were able to steal his hotel room key and half a million dollars in cash.
Following that, the robbers hid an Apple under his car bumper.
This robbery occurred in 2020, according to federal prosecutors, when their alleged leader purchased an Apple and linked it to his AT&T account. Because AirTags were not available at the time, the robbers had to rely on Apple.
The robbers followed their victim from Orange County to a hotel parking lot in Hartford, Connecticut, while keeping the Apple in the car bumper.
Then they tracked down the car and smashed the back window with a gun to look for the loot, but they found nothing.
The next day, they tracked down the victim and overpowered him, stealing his phone, wallet, and hotel keys.
One of the suspects stole a bag containing $500,000 in cash after going to the victim’s hotel room.
Launched earlier this year, AirTag, is one of Apple’s latest smart device. It’s a small, puck-shaped tracker which can help a person find stolen or misplaced items with the Find My app.
You can buy one AirTag, for $29 or spend $99 for a pack of four. You can eve engrave the device with letters or a picture of your choice. Keychains, loops, luggage tags, and other accessories that hold AirTag, are sold separately.
AirTags utilize ultra-wideband technology and leverage Apple’s existing network of devices. These devices act as crowdsourced beacons to ping each other in order to determine the location of your missing item.