Monday, December 15, 2008
Bugged laptop snares unwary burglar
"A BURGLAR has been caught in possession of a stolen laptop containing a tracking device.
"The Leeds man was arrested by police less than two hours after the theft of the 'honeytrap' laptop.
"The bugged laptop, provided by Safer Leeds, the city's crime and disorder reduction partnership, was stolen from a police 'capture' house in the Armley area of the city last week.
"Two hours later it was tracked to a nearby address and a 26-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
"Police tracking devices are currently installed in a variety of motor vehicles and electrical goods in different parts of Leeds, with the aim of deterring crime and catching criminals."
Source: Yorkshire Post...