Monday, 29 July 2013

Stolen Phone Tracked To Bush in Worcester Park

A stolen mobile phone was tracked down to bushes by the tennis courts at the Athletics club in Green Lane by police using a phone locater application.

The iphone, which was stolen from a teenage girl at McDonald’s in Cheam after her prom night on the 13th July was found discarded in the undergrowth near the tennis courts, possibly thrown from one of the platforms at Worcester Park station.

The girl, a student at Cheam High School, activated the ‘find my iPhone’ application for the phone after it went missing. The officers first thought it was in a residential road on the other side of the station. But when officers  re-ran the tracking application they found that the phone was located on the opposite side of the tracks.

With the battery life on the victim’s phone fast running out, officers started to search the area at the rear of Worcester Park Sports Club on Green Lane where the phone seemed to be. Officers set the application to prompt the phone to make a sound and found it in bushes by the tennis courts.

Officers from Cheam Safer Neighbourhoods Team are leading the search for the suspect. “This was really good teamwork by officers and the victim was very pleased to get her phone back,” said PC Gill De’Voreaux, of Cheam Safer Neighbourhoods Team. “The teenager has sent us a card to say thank you.” PC De’Voreaux added: “We will find the suspect for this crime - and we urge you to give yourself up and report to a police station.”