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Car thefts on the rise

Car thefts on the rise

In the early hours of Saturday morning a thief broke into a 2005 Mitsubishi Triton owned by Mr Damien Mulholland, Nuriootpa.

The thief stole an iPhone 5C, cash and various smaller items, but left an Eftpos machine and invoices.

“I went to get in my car and saw the glovebox open with my stuff spread all throughout the car,” said Damien.

“I reported it to the police straight away and rang Telstra to cancel my phone.”

At around 1.30 a.m. on Sunday morning Damien received an email from the Find My iPhone app, tracing his iPhone to a Salisbury North property.

The police were then able to go to the property to investigate.Damien says even though nothing was returned, he didn’t expect it to be. Damien sent a message to his stolen iPhone stating that this phone is stolen, before blocking the sim card and code, therefore if the thief tries to sell the phone the buyer knows the phone is useless.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.