March 2, 2024

AirTag saves Christmas, tracks down luggage stolen from Charlotte airport

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AirTag saves Christmas, tracks down luggage stolen from Charlotte airport

A family successfully tracked their stolen luggage from Charlotte Douglas International Airport using an Apple AirTag — though police warn against tracking down suspects without help.

AirTags can be used to track stolen luggage
AirTags can be used to track stolen luggage

The Gavino family, planning a festive holiday in the Carolinas, faced an unexpected setback when they discovered a missing suitcase at the airport’s baggage claim. Unknown to the thieves, the suitcase was equipped with an AirTag, a tracking device by Apple, discreetly placed by Catherine Gavino.

She had recently purchased the device after watching a YouTube tutorial showcasing its utility in locating lost or stolen items. “And I watched a YouTube video Friday morning and threw it in the luggage,” she said. “It was to help find luggage if it was lost, but I never thought it’d get stolen.”

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