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Suspected serial Florida luggage thief arrested for Apple Airtag

Florida authorities arrested suspected serial baggage thief thanks to Apple AirTag. This is a device that allows Apple customers to track their personal belongings.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) stated that the agency's Airport Security Unit was involved in "suspicious activity," including various items stolen from Destin-Fort Walton Airport. 19-year-old Giovanni De Luca was arrested after he found out. beach airport.

"This arrest is an example of good teamwork by the airport security unit, investigators and the airport to identify and hold those responsible for these thefts to account." , Sheriff Eric Aden said in a statement. Facebook post last week.

In July and in August he reported that two travelers had their luggage stolen before it reached its destination. In total, the travelers' luggage contained items and jewelry worth about $17,000, according to OCSO.

A traveler who reported her bag was stolen in July told authorities her Apple AirTag pinged her at her Esther location in Mary, Florida . did.

Giovanni De Luca was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff Office, as he currently faces two counts of grand theft.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Cross-referenced, "Agreement was reached at home with De Luca to recover items reported missing in August. 

Suspect searched bags of other travelers. and admitted to removing her Apple AirTag, according to the sheriff's office, and her bag was never recovered.

Deluca, an airline subcontractor, currently has two

Apple's AirTags can track suspects to criminals, while they are being exploited by criminals to , in a practice dubbed “AirTag stalking,” which may track and stalk victims, according to various local sources. Police station. The device has certain safety features to keep users safe, such as the ability to notify you when an AirTag is separated from its owner. 

His AirTag, released in April 2021, is a quarter-sized device that Apple describes on its website as "very useful for tracking your stuff." Easy way." 

Users can attach his $29 AirTag to a phone, chain of keys, or carry it in a wallet to track his items through Apple's "Find My" app. can do. You can track Apple devices as well as friends and family.