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Man tracks stolen laptop online

Police in California have returned the stolen laptop of a man who tracked its location using software that also sent him photos of another man using it in bed while shirtless, among other images.

Joshua Kaufman, of Oakland, California, said he retrieved the laptop on Wednesday, a day after police arrested the 27-year-old man in the photographs.

Muthanna Aldebashi is being held on a charge of suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Mr Kaufman said a burglar broke into his apartment on March 21 and stole the laptop. He said he activated theft-tracking software that tracked its location and took screenshots and photographs of its user.

He said he took the data to police but had no luck getting them to help, so he posted the photos online.

He said police contacted him after his efforts went viral.


From Belfast Telegraph