A West Hartford man helped find a burglar by using the "Find My iPhone" app on his missing iPad, according to police.
The Bramley Road resident returned home around 10 a.m. on Tuesday to find that his home had been burglarized and his iPad was missing, so he called the police and used the location feature on the Apple app, according to police.
Police said they found the suspect, a 54-year-old Hartford man, Jeffrey Wayne Barnes, just east of Bramley Road, at South Main Street and New Britain Avenue. Barnes was found with the iPad and other items that were stolen from a home on Knollwood Road, according to police.
Barnes has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of fifth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.
If "Find My iPhone" is enabled on your missing device, you can use it to find your device and take additional actions that can help you recover it and keep your data safe, according to Apple.
First, sign in to icloud.com/find on a Mac or PC, or use the "Find My iPhone" app on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Find your device, open "Find My iPhone" and select a device to view its location on a map. If the device is nearby, you can have it play a sound to help you or someone nearby to find it.
Then turn on Lost Mode. By using Lost Mode, you can remotely lock your device with a passcode, display a custom message with your phone number on your missing device's Lock screen, and keep track of your device's location. If you added credit or debit cards to Apple Pay, the ability to make payments using Apple Pay on the device is suspended when you put your device in Lost Mode.