Jul 3 2009   8:51AM GMT

Petty thief nabbed by caller-ID technology

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Cybercrime is flourishing because some criminals are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet, but it seems some petty thieves still have a lot to learn.


In particular, Torbay teenager Jake Ormerod, who got nabbed for stealing a cabbie’s mobile after using it to call a taxi.


The 18-year-old dialled victim Don Smith’s firm and the number was recognised by the controller. Ormerod was picked up shortly afterwards, by the the police.


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