Detectives Recover Stolen iPhone With GPS

Technology aids in arrest of two teen suspects from Oakland.


Police Department Press Release: 

On 06-08-12 at 9:55AM, a 19 year old victim was approached by two 16 year old suspects. 

One of the suspects asked if he could use the victim’s cell phone to call his mother. 

The victim handed over her cell phone and the suspects took the phone and fled the area on foot. 

The victim contacted the San Leandro Police Department and advised that her cell phone was taken and that it was equipped with the “Find My iPhone Application” which allows for a Global Positioning System to locate a lost or stolen phone. 

The victim was able to use a friend’s computer to access location information and advised the San Leandro Police Department that her phone was in the area of International Blvd and High St, Oakland. 

SLPD Detectives responded to the area where the phone was alerting and were able to stop a vehicle in which the suspects were passengers.  During a search of the vehicle, the victim’s iPhone was located and the two suspects were positively identified by the victim. 

The juveniles were placed under arrest and transported to juvenile hall for grand theft and possession of stolen property.

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Antonio Cardenas June 11, 2012 at 06:24 PM
This is cool, I like stories that have a happy ending! for the victim of course!
Victor Li June 11, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Never underestimate the power of Steve Jobs' technology.


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