A 9 years old boy from Gloucester, Mass is facing breaking and entering and larceny charges after Amazon’s Alexa recorded his voice during a break-in. Alexa captured the boy’s voice from an Echo device he stole from his neighbor’s home. He also stole an iPhone, phone charger and cash from her apartment Tuesday. Boy entered his neighbor’s home through a first-floor screen on 3 different occasions to collect the valuables. He also stole an unopened Amazon package that was sitting on his neighbor’s porch. The woman said to the police that an audio clip of a voice on her phone, recorded by Alexa from stolen Echo device, sounded like her neighbor’s son’s. Gloucester police spoke to the boy, who at first denied knowledge of thefts. He later confessed to breaking into woman’s home 3 times to steal the missing items. He led officers to stolen goods, which he had stashed outside his home. The boy said officers he could not find $46 in stolen cash, but officers later found money stuffed inside a sneaker in a closet. Police returned most of stolen woman’s belongings, but kept the Echo device as evidence. It was ruined by being kept outdoors. The child will face charges in juvenile court.

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