- A thief was arrested a few days after he broke into a room at Nungua in Accra and stole cash and personal effects including an Apple AirPod
- 30-year-old Bortey Borteye's decision to steal the AirPod helped police to track the gadget on the complainant's phone leading to his arrest
- He has been jailed for five and two years on two different counts but the sentences will run concurrently
A tracking device inside an original Apple gadget has helped police to arrest a thief who broke into a house in Accra and stole items.
According to a report by the state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, 30-year-old Bortey Borteye broke into the home of a pharmacist and stole money and personal items, including the AirPods.
Borteye was also jailed for two years for causing unlawful damage, but the two sentences will run concurrently.
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AirPods tracked to Borteye's room
State prosecutor chief inspector Jonas Lawer told the court that the pharmacist David Bortey Bletcher and the convicted thief lived in close proximity at Nungua.
Police explained that on May 31, 2023, at about 4:00 am, David woke up only to detect that he had been burgled.
Items stolen from David include:
- A cash amount of GH₵3,000,
- 50 pounds sterling note
- A power bank,
- A calculator,
- An Apple phone charger,
- An Apple AirPods valued at GH₵1,500,
- A pair of caveman watch valued at GH₵600 and,
- A wallet containing different complimentary cards and bank credit cards.
Police told the circuit court that David was burgled through the main door by destroying the lock.
During the investigation, police began tracking the Apple Airpods that had come on with David's phone.
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It didn't take long before the tracking led police to Borteye's room.
The following were retrieved from the convict's room:
- GH₵2,905 in cash
- 50 pounds sterling note, and
- A ring, among other items.
Borteye also took police to where he had hidden the ID and bank cards - a cemetery.
Ghanaian shows video of thief attempting to jump into his neighbour's house
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that a Ghanaian man posted a video showing how a thief attempted to break into his neighbour's house at midnight.
The man who recorded the video steadily captured the thief on camera for five minutes as the burglar tried every means possible to gain access to the house.
Several Ghanaians found the video hilarious and advised the man to have taken actions that would have led to the arrest of the thief.
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YEN.com.gh also wrote about four simple ways to protect one's home from robbers.
People do not need to spend much to keep burglars away from their houses and family.
There are quick fixes people may employ to keep their homes secure.
When relocating to a new apartment, replacing your locks is crucial.
This is due to the possibility that former occupants may still have a spare key to the home.
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Meanwhile, a young Ghanaian evangelist announced not long ago that a pickpocket in Accra returned a phone he stole from someone.
In a video on TikTok, the preacher revealed that the thief heard him preaching and decided he wants to quit stealing.
The real owner of the phone was urged to reach out for identification and collection.
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