A silly, silly burglar didnt switch off the Find My iPhone feature on a stolen phone, so when the police switched it on, he was right outside a police station.
Like, literally right outside. You can’t make this stuff up.
Jermaine Debrah had raided a home in Croydon, south London, on November 8 last year.
Luckily, the victim reported the crime to police straight away –and explained toofficers that they had installed Find my iPhone app on the phone, allowing it to be tracked.
The cops simply poppedthe victims details into a tablet and were able to trace his location and in a bizarre stroke of luck, he happened to be walking past Mitcham police station.
The Officers alerted their colleagues at the station who presumably went running out of the station doors, and Debrah, 28, was nicked within yards of the police station, with the iPhone found in his pocket.
He denied burglary at Croydon Crown Court last week, but was found guilty after fibres from his clothes were found at the scene of the crime, and was jailed for two years.Debrah was also sentenced to a further eight weeks in prison for failing to comply with requirements of his suspended sentence for shoplifting in October 2014.
This feels like the plot of a really, really bad soap opera… right?
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