Apple AirTags recently helped Florida police locate more than $16,000 of items stolen from luggage from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.
The suspect, 19-year-old Giovanni De Luca, was an airline subcontractor, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
In July, a traveler reported that her luggage never arrived at her destination, and it was later listed as lost or stolen. The bag contained items worth more than $1,600, according to police. The Apple AirTag in her suitcase, however, showed that it was last active in Mary Esther, Fla. Another traveler also reported that more than $15,000 in jewelry and other belongings were taken from his luggage on Aug. 9.
While investigating, deputies cross-referenced employees who lived in the vicinity and De Luca came up. Investigators went to his home in the area on Aug. 10, and the items that were reported missing were recovered, the Washington Post reports.