Texas gasoline station theft suspects arrested because of GPS monitoring gadget in stolen money: studies
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Thanks to a GPS monitor hidden in the stolen cash, Texas police were able to track suspects in a gas station robbery step-by-step, eventually leading to their arrest after a high-speed chase.
San Antonio Police say an armed suspect allegedly ambushed a Circle K around 11 p.m. Monday at Block 5900 of Gibbs Sprawl Road near Rittiman Road on the Northeast side, WOAI-TV reported.
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After allegedly pointing a gun in the vendor’s face and demanding money from the drawer, the suspect ran outside with the stolen cash and fled with his getaway driver, KENS5 also reported. But the two men didn’t initially notice that a GPS device in their loot enabled police to track them step by step.
This file image shows a San Antonio Police Department squad car.
(San Antonio Police Department)
As police approached the suspects, they found the tracker and threw it out a window. Then they stopped the car and tried to run away. One of the suspects was taken into custody.
The other managed to escape before police used K9 units and a helicopter to trace him to a nearby mobile home, where he peacefully surrendered after a brief standoff.
The tracker was in someone’s front yard, still working, and still connected to some money.
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Both suspects were jailed for aggravated robbery.