Incompetent Xbox Thief Busted Via Online Gaming

By Brett Israel | December 28, 2009 12:32 pm

xbox-360-flickr-webWhat with crooks who post status updates while on the lam and snap self-portraits with stolen iPhones, it seems incompetent criminals find technology irresistible. Our latest tale of blundering criminality involves a Bronx man who is quite adept at stealing electronics, but a bit confused about how they work, according to the New York Post:

Jeremiah Gilliam, 22, was caught after playing a stolen game console online — allowing cops in Pelham, where it was stolen, to trace the IP address to his grandmother’s address, cops said.

There, detectives found dozens of video games, laptops, and GPS devices believed to have been stolen from as many as 200 car break-ins and several home burglaries in Westchester County.

While Jeremiah was online gaming away with a stolen Xbox, the console’s owner, a kid, noticed his system was online while playing on another Xbox. He told his parents, who then called the police.

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Image: flickr / benjamin-nagel

  • Pablo

    That is hilarious. Good for the kid and his parents.

  • Jennifer

    Yeh I imagined that the cops didnt look themselves.


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