GPS monitoring gadget discovered on a later stolen truck

A pickup truck was stolen from an apartment building in the South End early Friday, hours after the owner discovered a GPS tracker was attached to it.

The owner called police at 4:45 a.m. on Friday to report that his gray 2018 Ford F-150 had been stolen from its driveway in the Gordon Street and Edinburgh Road South area. The man said he had checked the vehicle regularly the night after finding an Apple AirTag GPS device on the truck the previous night.

Other Ontario police forces recently reported similar vehicle thefts. Thieves attach the small tracking devices to high-end vehicles so that they can track the vehicle to the home of the owner in order to steal it later. In this case, the owner of the vehicle discovered the tracker after his Apple device notified him of an AirTag in the area.

The theft is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Special Constable Allie Johnston at 519-824-1212, ext. 7457, email her at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous notice online at

The police encourage owners to park their vehicles in a locked garage if possible or to block higher quality vehicles to make theft more difficult. Local residents are also encouraged to check their vehicles for trackers, especially if they receive an unfamiliar AirTag notification.

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