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iPhone app tracks down crook

A MAN managed to track his stolen iPhone using an app designed to help catch crooks.

Ipswich Magistrates Court was told the man's phone was stolen during a break and enter at Moggill.

Police located the phone at Jemma Lee Bright's Brassall home.

Officers found it under clothing in Bright's room, and she told them "Sarah" had left it there. Police also uncovered a stolen laptop, which was full of photos of Bright and her family.

Bright, 25, pleaded guilty to receiving tainted property, was put on 12 months' probation and was fined $220.