A savvy iPhone owner used the device's tracking application to help lead police to four armed men suspected of robbery, including the one who is believed to have stolen the phone in Hollywood, according to a police sergeant.
There were at least four robberies Sunday night and Monday morning at locations around Hollywood, including the 5700 block of Virginia Avenue and 1600 block of Sycamore Avenue, according to Sgt Mark Ro of the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Station.
The men stole wallets, cellphones and other items, including an iPhone, according to Ro.
"A lot of iPhones get stolen. Not many victims know how to use the Track My Phone app," he said. "Either the victim or an officer used another iPhone or iPod and they tracked down the phone. They (the suspects) were a couple of miles away and they were together."
With the help of the tracking application and a police helicopter, four suspects were located in a car with stolen wallets and phones inside at Santa Monica Boulevard and Virgil Avenue, according to Ro.
The four men were arrested.