An iPhone left at Whole Foods somewhere between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 was taken by someone instead of being returned to the owner.
The vitcim told Darien police that the phone was left on a table or in a shopping cart in the kids' play area of the store.
The phone is valued at $300, and its loss was reported to Darien police late the next morning.
According to a recent article on the Macworld magazine website, some police departments are welcoming the new operating system for Apple iPhones, iOS7.
"[L]aw enforcement officials
are actively encouraging iPhone and iPad users to upgrade to Apple’s new
mobile operating system," the article states. "Why? Because the new Activation Lock feature
in iOS 7 makes the phone very difficult to use or to wipe and resell if
it gets stolen. Police and prosecutors hope that this technological
development will lead to a reduction in smartphone thefts."