Homeowner tracks iPad thief for Albuquerque police

Homeowner tracks iPad thief for Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An iPad thief learned a very basic lesson about technology and a certain feature called “find my iPad” this week after police tracked him down with the owner’s help.

Jordan Taylor, 34, tried to talk himself out of trouble when police caught up with him Tuesday night.

“I don’t know,” Taylor said. “I don’t think that happened.”

Taylor is referring to an incident that happened earlier in the day. According to a police report, Taylor let himself into a man’s car in the Glennwood Hills Neighborhood near Juan Tabo and Montgomery. It was all caught on camera as the owner’s inside.

Taylor spent a few seconds rummaging through the car and left with an iPad. When the owner realized he’d been robbed, police said he pulled up the tracking device on his iPhone and tracked the thief for nearly three hours before calling police.

By the time police catch up with Taylor it’s the fedora hat, also seen in the surveillance video, that’s still on his head that gives him away.

Taylor insists to the officers that the owner made up the story even after they offer to show him the video.

“I don’t trust you and I don’t trust anything you show me,” he said.

Taylor has a history of drug and burglary arrests. He was also arrested last week for breaking into a car.

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