Police appeal to trace owner of stolen iPhone

The iPhone police recovered

The iPhone police recovered

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Police in Sunderland have recovered an iPhone and would like to return it to the owner.

The phone was recovered when a search was carried out at the house of a burglar in South Shields on Friday, August 5.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries to try and identify who the belongs to but so far have not been able to.

The phone is a white iphone 6, with a grey case. It is password protected and the locked screen shows what looks like a school timetable dated 04/07/16, it has the name Samuel Aquila Scott at the top. The timetable looks like a secondary school timetable.

DC Dave Horsley from Southern Area Command CID said: “Because of where the mobile was found there is every reason to believe it has been stolen and we would really like to return it to the person it belongs to.

“There is a school timetable on the locked screen so I’m guessing it probably belongs to a teenager, maybe secondary school age and I’m sure that person is absolutely devastated it has gone missing. We’ve tried contacting local schools but of course many are closed now for the summer holidays.

“If you think this phone belongs to you or your child please get in contact with us, the phone is password protected so please if you think you can get away with claiming it as yours when it really isn’t please don’t waste our time but if you do genuinely believe it is yours give us a ring and we can give you your phone back.”

To claim the phone please contact Northumbria Police on 101 and ask for DC Dave Horsley.