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Will.i.am Uses iPad to Smash Crime Wave

6/30/2010 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Will.i.am went on a furious hunt for justice after some scumbag broke into his Bentley last week and now cops say Will's detective work -- aided by his iPad -- may have brought down a one-man crime wave.

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As TMZ first reported, some bad guy made off with over $10,000 worth of the rapper's jewelry and personal property -- including a sleek new iPad -- when he broke into the Black Eyed Peas member's ride ... which was parked in the Hollywood Hills.

But according to law enforcement sources, Will had a secret weapon -- he used his iPad's built-in tracking system to locate the thief's whereabouts ... and then forwarded the info to cops.

We're told police already got most of Will.i.am's stuff returned to him and are this close to arresting the perp -- who's currently on the run.



13 COMMENTS

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1.

Doyers    

Dumbass thieves.

1575 days ago
2.

steve    

wonder what his plans are for next May fifth. he's such a closet case. no talent ***

1575 days ago
3.

electriczipper    

he has that look like he is watching some bar b que chicken roasting next to him....

1575 days ago
4.

spinert    

r celebs cars easy 2 break in2 or sumthin
cause a while back a thief stole nearly 1mil usher

1575 days ago
5.

awards    

Using bling to catch bandits, you gotta love that!

1575 days ago
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V-4-Vendetta    

Whatever happened to "don't snitch"?

1575 days ago
7.

kickaboo    

Good for him. Most always, one never gets their goods backed when they get robbed.

1574 days ago
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G.R.    

So now TMZ is getting paid by APPLE to spread PR 'feel-good' stories. Lame.

1574 days ago
9.

dman    

Maybe he could use his iPad to go on a furious hunt for talent.

1574 days ago
10.

Diane    

He is a great person . Along with being a crime stopper, his foundation helps desrving students get a college degree. Yeh!

1574 days ago
11.

Shannon    

I really like Will.I.Am - he seems to be trying to do good things with his money. But who the hell leaves $10K worth of stuff in their car?!?!?!!? If I left that much money worth of stuff in my car I would EXPECT it to be broken in too....... Take your crap out or put it out of site.

1574 days ago
12.

A    

Everyone in the neighborhood knows its his car because he parks in the redzone when he visits his girlfriend. He probably racks up $10,000 in parking tickets a year!!

1574 days ago
13.

FlamingoNut    

Leaving $10K worth of **** in your Bentley is ridiculously stupid. Too bad the dumbass thief wasn't smart enough to ditch the iPad.

1574 days ago

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