Apple's 'Find My' Feature Helps Police Track AirPods Allegedly Stolen From Canadian Hotel

Apple Inc.'s AAPL Find My feature helped police track down AirPods allegedly stolen from a hotel in Boucherville, Canada.

What Happened: During the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend in June, Sahar Mohammadzadeh was staying at the Imperia Hotel & Suites. Just before checking out, she said she noticed her Louis Vuitton purse and some cash missing, reported CTV. 

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Sahar said she received no help from the "incredibly unhelpful" staff but filed a police report after searching on Google about what to do in a situation like this. 

The 28-year-old stated that she returned to Ontario and contacted the hotel, but they ignored her follow-up correspondence after initially responding to the emails. She asked the hotel to pay the estimated value of her stolen belongings, approximately $1,500, the report noted.

At this point, she realized that her AirPods were also missing and checked on Find My. She discovered the device was moving between the hotel and a second location and updated the police. 

In November, a judge authorized a search warrant for the exact address repeatedly shown on Find My map. 

On Nov. 29, Sahar received an email that her AirPods were recovered from the same person's house. However, the whereabouts of the money or the handbag still were not known.

The complainant received her stolen AirPods on Dec. 16. 

Apple's Find My feature can help iPhone users see their device's location on a map and play a sound to help find it. 

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