For obvious reasons, I will not name the organizations / persons involved. But there is one organization in Auckland who give their staff Android devices so that they are able to track / locate / status of where they are at, at any time. And all this can be done remotely. Its like a stealthier version of the 'Wheres my Droid' app. this is not to track employees but to ensure safety of thier staff who visit 'risky' clients.
Anyway, now one of the phones got stolen (along with a laptop), and the IT team were able to get details on the address of where the phone was at (actual street address), (where it had been during the day), and a google maps location (even showed a room in a house), all done remotely. The fool didnt turn the phone off. This information was presented to the police. but the police refused to act on it, saying there was not enough evidence and the reliability of the information provided was questionable. So they just did nothing.
i found this really strange as i thought this was really good evidence to convict a thief. Your thoughts?