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iPhone Robbery Ends With LAPD Tracking Down Suspect Via App, Calling Device (it Rang!)

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Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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  • Siri, phone home.

This stupid (alleged) criminal got narc'd on by an iPhone.

That's right. Cops say that after the suspect robbed a woman at gunpoint and took her purse, they tracked him down with the help of the device's "Find My Phone" app.

Dude actually had the phone on him when they found him at ...

... 11th Street and Ardmore Avenue not long after the robbery, which happened at 9:30 p.m. Thursday near Sierra Bonita and Rosewood avenues, cops say.

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A good Samaritan helped to track the phone for police using his computer, according to the LAPD. The kicker, according to the department:

The victim's cell number was dialed and it rang, alerting the officers that the phone was the victim's iPhone.


The suspect was ID'd as 34-year-old Jason Topper, whom police say is a parolee from Chatsworth. An "associate" identified as 21-year-old Dominique Taylor of Los Angeles was also collared.

Topper was subsequently charged with robbery. His bail was set at more than $1.1 million. Taylor was charged with receiving stolen property. Her bail was set at $20,000.

The phone? Safe at home.


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