Man held after stealing his own iPad

Chen Huizhi
The man "mortgaged" his iPad to a shop and then stole it.
Chen Huizhi
Man held after stealing his own iPad
Jiading police

Police in the shop where the iPad was stolen

A man has been detained for stealing an iPad he “mortgaged,” police said on Tuesday.

The man sold his iPad for 2,300 yuan (US$330) to a mobile phone dealer in Jiading District in May, saying he would come back before June 30 to buy it back for 2,700 yuan.

He returned to the shop on the afternoon of June 6, asking to see his iPad to check if some documents he stored inside were still there.

The shop owner gave the iPad to him and left to talk to other customers, but when he returned, the man was gone, together with the iPad.

Police quickly tracked him down through his phone number.

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