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Maplewood Police: Apple iPhone 'Held for Ransom'

A woman said her iPhone disappeared. When she called the number an unfamiliar voice gave her some bad news.

An Apple iPhone was taken from a woman in the 7300 block of Manchester Road on Friday, the Maplewood Police Department reported.

The woman said she called the number when she noticed it was gone. A man answered, and demanded money to return the phone. 

Police have been unable to find the suspect or the phone.

Carol Size November 13, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Don't have one, but don't or shouldn't these phone have some kind of GPS -tracking AP? They are expensive and so easy to lose.
Philip Scherry November 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM
You can locate a phone, but it must be turned on. A smart thief will immediately turn the phone off and then only turn it back on in a faraday cage.
Carol Size November 13, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Well, she did call it and he answered.

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