Apple’s own technology that helped police track down the man who burglarized Steve Jobs’ home last month.
A burglar broke into the home of the late Apple co-founder in July and made off with $60,000 worth of property, but details of the heist weren’t made public until earlier this week.
On Tuesday, The Daily reported that 35-year-old homeless man Kariem McFarlin pawned the Tiffany jewelry he got in the heist, but also tried to use the Apple hardware he nabbed from Jobs’ home. You know what that means — when one of the two iMacs or three iPads he grabbed connected to central servers to upgrade itself, he was busted.
A task force comprised of local police and members of Apple’s security team traced the tech right to McFarlin’s door. Once he was caught, McFarlin pointed the investigators to a locker where he had also stashed Jobs’ wallet, credit cards and a letter.
Reached by phone, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office would not confirm how or if the property had been recovered.
The house was undergoing construction at the time of the burglary and was empty. Police say McFarlin had no idea whose house it was at the time of the robbery.