The functionalities of Apple Watch they have been useful even in situations they may not even have been intended for. Now, to the countless stories in which it has “saved”, in different ways, its users, there is another in which the device was responsible for the capture of a criminal. This time in Brazil.
The Rio Grande do Sul police succeeded in an arrest earlier this month thanks to the “Search” function of the Apple Watch
Apple Watch Helps Catch Another Criminal
According to the shared 9to5mac memo, citing Brazilian media, in the early hours of Saturday, the victim was surrounded at his home, where three armed individuals, dressed in Brazilian army uniforms, attacked and tied up the victim, steal various items, including a BMW X4 vehicle and an Apple Watch.
After reporting the fact, Civilian police on Saturday arrested a 20-year-old suspect who was one of the perpetrators of the armed robbery in the town of Santa María. After obtaining the list of stolen objects, the police thought of activating the “Search” function of the Apple Watch, and thus discover one of the suspect’s addresses and arrest him. Here, police were able to find items stolen from the victim’s home, as well as Brazilian army uniforms.
Even if the report does not mention details of the stolen Apple Watch, it can be said that this was a model with cellular connectivity. With this function enabled, you can monitor the clock in the “” Search “” application as long as the device is not turned off.