June 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Seattle Police use GPS tracking software to find stolen iPad
Seattle Police say they used GPS tracking software on a robbery victim’s iPad to find the stolen device and one of two men suspected of taking it Saturday night in Freeway Park.
The male victim was walking through Freeway Park in downtown Seattle just before 11 p.m., when two men approached and asked for a cigarette, police say. One man then pointed a canned “chemical agent” at the victim, who tried to escape but was knocked to the ground, and the suspects fled on foot with the man’s iPad.
Police say responding officers used a tracking program on the device to find the iPad and capture the man who had it. They say the man tried to hide brass knuckles in a trash can, and the victim identified him as one of the two who robbed him.
The suspect, a 23-year-old with two robbery convictions, was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery, police say. The other man remains at large.
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