Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Screenshot
Screenshot
Police were able to catch a man who allegedly stole a teen's iPhone and arrest two other suspects for criminal possession of stolen property using the "Find My iPhone" app.

Updated Monday, October 7, 12:24 p.m.

It took cops only minutes to recover a stolen cell phone and catch the robbery suspect thanks to an iPhone tracking app.

The 17-year-old victim was standing at a Corona bus stop on the Horace Harding Expressway near 99th Street around 8:45 p.m. Friday when she was robbed, said police.

The suspect came up to the teen, placed his hands over her and choked her while removing her iPhone from her handbag, then pushed to the victim to the ground, said cops. He then jumped into the rear passenger side of a vehicle and fled the scene.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Responding officers were able to initiate the “Find My iPhone” app and track the stolen cell phone to Myrtle Avenue and 85th Street where they found the car around 9 p.m., said police.

Cops pulled the vehicle over and arrested the suspect who allegedly took the iPhone as well another man and a woman who were inside the car.

The stolen iPhone was recovered and returned to the victim.

Michael Iglesias, 29 has been charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen Property. Augustin Rodriguez, 27, and Sayli Llonch, 28 have also been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, said police.

But a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney’s office told the New York Post there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prosecute Rodriguez or Llonch.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Armed crooks hop into a cab, ride through Ridgewood and then rob the driver: cops
Armed crooks hop into a cab, ride through Ridgewood and then rob the driver: cops
Man takes off with iPhones after robbing a Jamaica store at gunpoint: cops
Man takes off with iPhones after robbing a Jamaica store at gunpoint: cops
Popular Stories
Photos courtesy of NYPD
UPDATE: Two missing Bayside girls have returned home safely, police say
Photo via Facebook/HarleenKaurGrewal
25-year-old Astoria woman burned to death in flaming car after crash in Brooklyn
Photo courtesy of F&T Group and SCG America
Cinema multiplex with high-tech sensory '4-D' theater coming to Flushing in 2018


Skip to toolbar