A Merseyside shop owner who bought two stolen laptops was caught after computer experts tracked him down by using remote technology.
Samir Haddad, 20, of Park Road, Toxteth, was observed remotely via a webcam on one of the stolen laptops, Liverpool Magistrates' Court heard. The cameras took photographs of him which were key to a prosecution.
Haddad pleaded guilty to two charges of receiving stolen goods and was given a three-month curfew order. The machines were stolen in July from the office of the company secretary at the International Coaching Academy in Liverpool.
Using a combination of software and remote technology, IT engineers were able to pinpoint the exact location of Haddad and handed a dossier of evidence to Merseyside Police. Haddad had entered his address on the Auto Trader website so engineers were able to give it to police who raided the property and found the laptops.
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