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GPS leads cops to 2 rob suspects

May 4, 2023 Melnie Ragasa-limena 362 views

TWO suspects who allegedly stole P383,500 worth of personal belongings of a Quezon City resident were arrested on Thursday after police officers tracked their location through a Global Positioning System (GPS) installed on one of the gadgets they took from the victim.

The GPS tracker installed on the victim’s Apple AirPods, which was among the items the suspects took from his house, was tracked down in Caloocan City.

QCPD director Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III said the suspects were apprehended at Morning Breeze Subdivision in Caloocan City at around 10 a.m.

The two were reportedly responsible for the burglary at the house of a 26-year-old man in Barangay Obrero on Thursday at around 3:30 a.m.

The victim showed surveillance camera footage that captured the suspects’ illegal activity and positively identified them as the same persons who ransacked his house.

During interrogation, one of the suspects confessed that he kept the stolen items at his sister’s residence at a condominium building in Bgy. Sto. Cristo.

Police retrieved most of the items except a gold bracelet worth P20,000, which the suspects had already pawned.

Charges of robbery and violation of Presidential Decree 1612 or the Anti-Fencing Laws will be slapped against the two arrested suspects.

Police are preparing an additional complaint against one of the suspects for illegal possession of a firearm after a caliber .45 handgun was seized from him during his arrest.