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Video: Thief Swiping a Commuter’s Smartphone

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Cell Phones, Videos,

Smartphone stolen subway

Theft of smartphones are on the rise, especially iPhones, and this latest crime was all caught on video. The YouTube video catches a dude eyeing a woman's smartphone. Then, as the train makes its stop, the thief waits a few seconds and, just as the train is about to leave, takes off with the victim's mobile device, leaving her high and dry as the train door rapidly closes. Even before the video went viral, the Hungary police identified the 28 year old thief and was arrested at his girlfriends apartment; and get this, it's not his first time. As a public reminder, we at Gear Live want to remind our readers to be hyper-aware of their surroundings. Shake up travel habits and practice the "out of sight, out of mind" method. Keep those expensive gadgets hidden. Oh, and those white cabled Apple headphones are a dead giveaway.

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Paris Hilton To Catch a Thief?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Legal Issues, Editorials,

Paris Hilton has adopted the role of Nancy Drew, saying she has an idea of who might have committed the recently-reported theft in her California home.

“I think whoever did this, definitely has been there before,” Hilton spoke in an interview with E! on the subject. “We have some suspects that I’m thinking of.”

Reportedly, around $2 million in jewels and other items was taken from the heiress. The burglar entered the home wearing gloves and a hoody, walking right in through the front door.

“You know, it’s just an invasion of privacy and it’s happened to me before,” she admitted. “It’s really scary, but they’re doing a huge investigation on this and we’re going to catch this person.”

Don’t bet on it. Most home burglaries go unsolved.

Hilton has “upped” her security following the crime, but she’ll still be able to receive her property - if the thief should decide to give it back. “They just have to anonymously have a taxi drop it off in my front gate in a box with my jewelry and everything - they won’t get in trouble,” she offered. “But if all this goes on for much longer, they’re going to get in more trouble,” Hilton threatened.

Read More | MSNBC

Man Uses Remote Access to Catch Thief

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, PC / Laptop, Software,

Computer ThiefWhite Plains, NY resident Jose Caceres’ laptop was stolen last month when he left it on top of his car while carrying other things into his house. He then used a remote access program to watch it being used and told the police of its location, leading to the arrest of the suspect. Caceres says it took some time because the man utilized it frequently for porn. He eventually managed to catch a name and address when he registered on a site. Back in May, a woman from White Plains activated her stolen computer’s webcam with remote access to take pictures of the man who was using it.

Read More | CNN