"Find My iPhone" Feature Helps Cops Nab Bronx Robber

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    NBCPhiladelphia.com
    Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

    Police located and arrested a suspect in a home invasion and robbery in the Bronx Monday with the help of a cell-phone tracking feature on the victim's phone, police said.

    According to police, a pair of men went to a woman's apartment in the Bronx at 1270 Noble Ave. Monday afternoon and knocked on her door. One of them claimed to be the building superintendent and that he was there to repair a leak.

    When the woman opened the door, the two men barged in and demanded money and jewelry, police said. 

    The woman's two young children were home at the time, and the three of them were forced into their apartment bathroom as the alleged robbers searched the home for over half an hour, police said.

    The suspects took off with an iPhone, an iPad and a computer.

    The woman called 911 after the robbers left, and responding officers were able to track her iPhone through the Find My iPhone and iCloud features, police said. 

    They were led to the corner of Walton Avenue and Hawkstone Place, where they apprehended one of the suspects.

    Police were continuing to search for the second suspect. 

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