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Stolen GPS leads police to suspect

April 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in Chicago said a suspect in a $17,000 Radio Shack robbery was tracked down through a GPS device that was part of the loot.

Assistant State's Attorney Wendy Caceres said Raymond Jefferson, 20, who was wielding a handgun, and two unarmed accomplices tied up workers and customers at the West 95th Street store Friday and took items that included cellphones, iPads, Kindles and a GPS device, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

Carceres told the Chicago Tribune Jefferson was arrested about 2 hours after the crime by officers who located him through the stolen GPS unit.

Jefferson, who was identified by witnesses, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping. He was ordered held on $350,000 bond.

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