Apple's iCloud service allows users of Apple products to automatically store data, including images, wirelessly via the internet, and share this with other Apple gadgets they own.
Detectives in Wolverhampton have released an image of a man they want to trace.
‘In the days following the burglary, the victim received photographs of a man using the iPad, which were sent to her via an Apple iCloud account,' explained West Midlands Police in a statement.
PC Stuart McNeil of Wolverhampton Police station added: ‘The man in the images may have a legitimate reason for being in possession of the iPad but, regardless of how he came to have it, we need to know who he is.
‘I would urge anyone who knows the identity of the man in the pictures, or indeed the man himself, to come forward and speak to us.'
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Anyone who recognises the man is urged to call Wolverhampton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.