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Chinese thief of iPhone writes out 1,000 contacts, sends them to owner

Published on Nov 25, 2013 5:36 PM
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An iPhone 5S is displayed at an Apple store on Sept 20, 2013, in New York City. A Chinese thief painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from a stolen iPhone and sent them to the owner, state media said on Monday, Nov 25, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP / GETTY IMAGES

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese thief painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from a stolen iPhone and sent them to the owner, state media said on Monday.

The pickpocket is believed to have taken the Apple handset from Mr Zou Bin when they shared a taxi, the Xinhua news agency said.

Mr Zou had nearly 1,000 contact numbers in the device and with no backup copy - like millions of other people around the world - he was more concerned about losing the data than the phone itself, it added.

"I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you," he said in a text message to the thief.

 
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