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A smartphone tracking app helped catch a thief who took a woman's iPhone 5 in Flushing.

A smartphone tracking app played a key role in arresting an alleged cell phone thief within 30 minutes of the crime, police said.

Jordan Osborne, 19, allegedly fled in Flushing after grabbing an iPhone 5 out of the hands of a 28-year-old woman, according to the 109th Precinct. The victim was walking on Main Street and 41st Avenue around noon on April 15, police said.

A witness attempted to chase Osborne and then called 9-1-1.

Police then used a tracking device on the victim’s phone to locate Osborne on the No. 7 train near Citi Field. The MTA stopped the train so officers could go car to car, police said.

Cops found the phone ringing in Osborne’s hand. He was arrested immediately.

The suspect has been arrested for assault three times.

-BY MELISSA CHAN AND ROSA KIM

 

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