A group of three teen boys attacked a 30-year-old Winnipeg man and by the next day the three were placed in cuffs, thanks in large part to the fact that the suspects decided to steal the victim’s iPhone during the assault. As CBC reports, after assaulting the first victim and snatching his Apple smartphone the teens took photos of themselves using the stolen device and were eventually tracked down thanks to what is being described as “a tracking app” by the authorities — I’m guessing it was Find My iPhone or something similar.

Later in the evening a second victim was assaulted, this one just 15 years old, and the police were able to link the two crimes thanks to photos the suspects unknowingly were syncing to iPhone owner’s iCloud account. The following day, all three were tracked down, arrested, and charged. Isn’t technology wonderful?

[via The Daily Dot]

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