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GPS technology leads cops to robber

GPS technology leads cops to robber ( 2/16/2011 )

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Vancouver police have tracked down an armed robber thanks to GPS technology in a stolen phone.

Police say the 25-year-old suspect used a handgun to steal a laptop from a man he met online. He also took the guy's iPhone.

The victim was able to track his stolen cell phone using the phone's in-built GPS, leading police to the suspect.

The man was arrested and is now facing charges of using an imitation firearm, robbery, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He is known to police.