According to authorities in the United Kingdom, an Apple Airtag helped police find the man responsible for the break-in of things worth more than $1 million.
According to Surrey Police in the UK, Mari Dinjaku, 38, will spend six years in prison for a series of burglaries that occurred in late 2022 and early 2023. At a hearing in court on August 21, he admitted guilt to the robbery counts.
According to authorities, a burglary occurred on January 5 in Woking, a city 22 miles north of London, during which a lime green suitcase, clothing, and jewellery were taken. However, an Apple AirTag inserted into the bag directed authorities to Dinjaku.
When police went to arrest Dinjaku, they also discovered several items of fancy apparel, handbags, and jewellery there.
A second search of the home turned up walkie-talkies, fake documents, substantial sums of cash, gloves and face masks, as well as 15 cell phones.
According to the police, one of the phones had Dinjaku’s fingerprints on it, placing him in the vicinity of the January crime.
Police connected Dinjaku to two automobiles nearby using evidence found at his residence, one of which was related to a second burglary that occurred in Farnham in December 2022.
During the break-in in December 2022, a car and two safes containing jewellery with an estimated total worth of more than £350,000 (or more than $440,000) were also taken.
The individual was accused of conspiring to conduct burglary between March 2022 and January 2023, according to the police, and he was apparently connected to two further break-ins.
According to the police, Dinjaku was engaged in three burglaries that resulted in a combined loss estimated at over £800,000.