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Two teenagers have been arrested after allegedly stealing goods and being tracked down by police using an Apple AirTag.

A 16 and 18-year-old had allegedly stolen some items from a property at Ballarat North, Victoria, at 3.30am on Thursday.

The haul of goods contained a hidden Apple AirTag - a $49 device that can be attached to possessions like keys or a wallet and keep track of them.

Two teenagers have been arrested after allegedly stealing goods and being tracked down by police using an Apple AirTag (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail Two teenagers have been arrested after allegedly stealing goods and being tracked down by police using an Apple AirTag (stock image)

The owner of the missing items phoned police and informed them the AirTag was sending them a ping from a unit on Landsborough Street.

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Officers followed the signal, searched the property and found the items in addition to a firearm and ammunition.

The two teenagers arrested by police are helping officers with their inquiries.

Apple AirTags have frequently helped police to track down stolen goods.

NSW resident Graham Tait had $10,000 worth of equipment stolen while he was driving around South Australia in April.

The AirTag pinged the location and led police to a room at the same hotel he was staying in at the time.

Officers followed the signal, searched the property and found the items in addition to a firearm and ammunition (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail Officers followed the signal, searched the property and found the items in addition to a firearm and ammunition (stock image)

In a separate incident, South Australia resident Trent Morey had his ute recovered after it was stolen in the middle of the night.

His caravan was allegedly broken into and his car keys stolen before his Nissan Navara was driven away.

The vehicle was found a couple of streets away on Telegraph Road.

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