Watch CBS News

'Find My iPhone' App Leads Police To Armed Robbery Suspects

HOLLYWOOD ( — An iPhone owner used the phone's tracking device to lead police to armed robbery suspects early Monday morning, officials said.

At least four robbery suspects were arrested for stealing wallets, cellphones and other items during at least four robberies Sunday night and Monday morning near Hollywood.

One of the victims, whose cellphone was stolen, worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to use the "Find My iPhone" application in order to locate the missing device.

The four suspects were arrested after the application and a police helicopter led officers to them in a parked car with the stolen items at Santa Monica Boulevard and Virgil Avenue.

The Find My iPhone app can be downloaded for free on Apple's iTunes.

RELATED STORY: GPS Tracking App Used To Hunt Down iPhone Stolen In Wilshire Robbery

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.