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Teens arrested after Apple AirTag leads Victoria police to ‘stolen goods’

Two teenagers have been arrested after a person’s Apple AirTag led Victorian police to their allegedly stolen property.

The burglary victim contacted police after they noticed the discreet tracking device was pinging at a street in Ballarat North at 3.30am yesterday.

Police launched an investigation and using the information from the coin-sized $45 device and searched a home on that street.

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Apple’s AirTag has helped police in an arrest after an alleged burglary in Ballarat North. (Supplied)

The suspected stolen goods were allegedly found inside, along with ammunition and a gun.

A male and female were arrested.

The pair, aged 16 and 18, are currently speaking with police. 

The AirTags have proven useful in recovering stolen property.

In April, 9news.com.au reported on Sydney resident Graham Tait, who had $10,000 worth of items allegedly stolen from his car while he was on holiday in South Australia.
Graham Tait had an estimated $10,000 worth of gear stolen but got it back thanks to a $45 gadget.
Graham Tait had an estimated $10,000 worth of gear stolen but got it back thanks to a $45 gadget. (Supplied)

Fortunately for Tait, he’d attached an AirTag to several of his items.

And when he activated the search function, it pinged from a room in the hotel he was staying in.

Tait called the police and the alleged offenders were arrested.

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