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Man Arrested After Police Track iPad In Stolen Car

A man will front court on Tuesday after police successfully tracked him using the 'Find My iPad' app.

A black BMW X5 station wagon was allegedly stolen from a driveway of a home in Payneham in northeastern Adelaide at about 7.45pm on Monday.

The victim's iPad was still inside the vehicle at the time. Police activated the 'Find My iPad' app that was installed on the device, which provided a real-time update on the whereabouts of the car.

Police spotted the stolen BMW at Shakespeare Avenue at Magill and followed it through The Gums reserve, but lost sight of it.

But the iPad helped police track the vehicle.

The hunt for the stolen car ended when it was tracked to a property after the vehicle had been allegedly crashed into a roller garage door.

A 32-year-old man with no fixed address was charged with being unlawfully on premises, the illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving in a dangerous manner and resisting arrest.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au