BVI News

GPS tracking leads cops to accused phone thief

GPS tracking of a stolen cellular phone reportedly has led police to the suspected thief.

Information reaching BVI News are that police arrested an East End man on suspicion of burglary.

The entire incident began to unfold during a late night break-in on a vessel that was docked at Nanny Cay at the weekend, BVI News understands.

It is said the assailant boarded the vessel and made off with what sources described as a high-end smart device.

Further reports are that the owner of the device noticed the phone was missing the following morning. There were no visible signs of a break-in, BVI News understands.

It is said the owner used a GPS tracking application to ascertain the location of the device. The GPS alert pinned phone’s location on the eastern end of the island.

Police were subsequently summoned and the suspected burglar was apprehended and charged.

Sources said the accused man is a British Virgin Islands native.

Copyright 2021 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.


Disclaimer: BVI News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the comments below or other interaction among the users.

  1. Gumption.Offiical says:

    Make an example out of them. Them too stupid and lazy. In 2018 it’s way more easier to be caught than it was before time. Especially if it’s online registered Apple product. I’m happy the person getting back their stuff and someone going to jail.

    • Stepping razor says:

      So much work on the island to do.
      Guys…go and get a job in construction awn money and buy what ever you want, stop letting down your selves for pettiness.

  2. well done.. says:

    Deport them..

  3. Samshit says:

    If that was Samsung it would have never been found. He probably wouldn’t thief it in the first place lol

    • Ishit says:

      If it was a samsung you would know of known when stole the phone from day 1, because it would of taken a photo of the person once they tried to open it and send it to your email

      • Sadly says:

        at ISH-T…not even close…same application u speak about is available for iphone..however, the ios software is more robust…even though u tief u cant use it…

  4. TeamApple says:

    this is why plenty people prefer apple devices.

  5. It was a woman says:

    A Man? No No No. It was a woman who was arrested in this mishap.

  6. Hopert says:

    Samsung snap shot,,one time 50 yard pinpoint ain’t ready.

  7. Visitor says:

    You are missing the point. This person came aboard the boat of a tourist. The expense is very high to visit the BVI like this. They took property that didn’t belong to them. Now, the word spreads, and no one wants to come to a country that is not safe and people steal. Idiots like this ruin the entire economy of the country. Wake up people!

    • CW says:

      They don’t want to visit already. Rude customs officials and the look of a recent war zone makes for a poor holiday. Hey at least all the locals know how to band together and make the tourists feel welcome HAHAHAHAHA

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is Bad news and to make things worst from a Tourist, an industry that we strife on. I hope the Young man/ woman be strong and come out to make an apology about the situation.

  9. watcher says:

    the k—— probably stole another phone again

  10. Note 5 says:

    Whomever stole mine’s better hand it over. Don’t get caught.

Leave a Comment