Saturday, 28 January 2023

Robbers tracked a man to robbed using an Apple watch

Robbers tracked a man to robbed using an Apple watch

A group of robbers in America has robbed a man of $500,000 in cash using an Apple Watch.

The robbery took place last year in Connecticut, but the details of the incident surfaced were assembling public a couple of days ago. Apple Watch was always regarded as a life-saving device as there have been too many incidents of the smartwatch alerting users about their severe heart conditions. However, this could be one of the first incidents involving an Apple Watch to carry out a robbery.

As per New York Post, the robbery was pulled off by seven people in January 2020 in Hartford, Connecticut. The robbers first spotted the victim; they believed that the victim was a "drug runner flush with cash." To stalk the victim, they stashed an Apple Watch under his car's bumper. Following this, they located his hotel room and managed to flee with cash.
After tracking down his car, one of the robbers smashed his car's window with a gun, hoping to find the bag of cash worth $500,000. But they couldn't find anything inside the vehicle. "All of this information is supported by detail cell site location data, including from his Watch and phones of the defendant," prosecutors wrote.

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The federal prosecutors reveal that the group of robbers first bought an Apple Watch and linked it to his AT&T account. The Apple Watch was then stashing under the victim's car bumper. The event took place in January 2020; at that point, the Apple Watch was the only handy device used to track people. The Apple AirTags, designed explicitly for tracking objects and people, were not launched back then.

So if you are wondering how they could track the victim using an Apple Watch, you need to know that it is effortless to follow an Apple Watch using the Find My app on iPhone. Suppose you never want to lose observation of your Apple Watch. In that case, you can set up Find My iPhone on your paired iPhone, it's automatically enabling on your Apple Watch and any Apple Watch paired using Family Setup. So if ever your Apple Watch gets misplaced or stolen, you can use Find Me to help you find it again. Interestingly, an Activation Lock asks for your Apple ID and password before anyone can erase your Apple.

Apple says, "when you use Find My, your Apple Watch with GPS and cellular can use GPS and a trusted Wi-Fi or cellular connection to show you its approximate location. Apple Watch with GPS can use GPS and a trusted Wi-Fi connection. Since Apple Watch Series 1 doesn't have GPS, you'll see the site of your paired iPhone or its Wi-Fi connection.