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Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

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Apple Theft Is So Bad That the NYPD Has a Dedicated iTheft Division

It should come as no surprise that iPhones and iPads are prime targets for theft, but it’s gotten really bad in New York City. It’s so bad that, according to the New York Post , the NYPD is setting up a unit specifically to handle iDevice theft and work with Apple to track down the thieves. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne put it this way to The Post : Historically, Apple has been pretty hands-off when it comes to helping law enforcement track down stolen devices

Apple Theft Is So Bad That the NYPD Has a Dedicated iTheft DivisionIt should come as no surprise that iPhones and iPads are prime targets for theft, but it’s gotten really bad in New York City. It’s so bad that, according to the New York Post, the NYPD is setting up a unit specifically to handle iDevice theft and work with Apple to track down the thieves.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne put it this way to The Post:

Historically, Apple has been pretty hands-off when it comes to helping law enforcement track down stolen devices. Sure, it’s provided applications that can help a user take some initiative, but that’s not quite the same. It seems that this alliance is intended to combat the particularly bad state of affairs in NYC specifically, but maybe it’ll roll out to other metropolitan areas as well. Even so, the best defense is just to keep an eye on those things. Or get less appealing gadgets. [The New York Post]

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