Alleged Phone Theft On Tresco

St Mary’s Police are encouraging people to use “find my phone” apps on their smartphones.

This follows an alleged theft of an HTC ‘Sensation’ phone, which was left by a Tresco Estate worker on a washing machine in communal staff accommodation. It is thought the phone was taken overnight on Monday 4th June.

PCSO Shirley Graham says many modern smartphones, like HTCs and Apple iPhones have free software apps available that, once activated, can send their location back to the owner.

She said it could be a good idea for owners to install such apps as an added security measure.