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Deputies claim iPad app led them to California burglary suspect

 Posted on December 28,2011 in Shoplifting, Robbery & Burglary

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies claim a Vista man stole an iPad on Christmas morning from a Westlake Village home. The resident of the home says he awoke Christmas morning and thought he saw someone near his bed. The resident claims he chased the man down the stairs, but the alleged burglary suspect got away.

Deputies claim that they pinged an iPad that the Westlake Village man says was stolen from his home. The iPad device apparently had a location-based app that deputies say led them to a nearby home. In addition to the iPad, deputies claim that Lakers season tickets, a play station and an autographed NBA jersey were taken in the burglary.

Authorities descended on the home where they believed the stolen iPad was located. Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man at that residence on suspicion of burglary. Law enforcement claims they found two flat-screen television sets, a laptop and more than 40 presents deputies say are linked to an alleged burglary in Vista on Dec. 22.

The 20-year-old accused of the burglaries was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary. He reportedly remains in custody on $50,000 bail.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Device Foils Suspected iPad Thief: Deputies," Jason Kandel, Dec. 27, 2011

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