Police in the UK have discovered that car thieves are using Apple computer’s AirTags devices to tag high-end cars that they then track down and steal at a later time.
According to warnings from the York Regional Police, the AirTags have been found in at least five cases of car theft in the area.
The officials say that thieves walk the streets looking for expensive cars that they then hide the Apple tracking devices on. Then they track the targeted cars until the auto ends up in a more secluded area so the cars can be stolen with less fear of being seen in the commission of the crime.
Investigators say that the AirTags are perfect for the job because they are small and can be easily hidden without the knowledge of the owners of the car.
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The police also noted that car owners can help thwart the thieves. If the drivers have an iPhone, the AirTags can be detected by the phone. AirTags will also emit a tone after moving away from its originally programed user.
Officials also suggest parking cars in a garage instead of leaving them on the street or using steering wheel locking devices as an extra theft prevention method.
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