Police: iPad's GPS leads officer to electronics thieves' door - FOX Carolina 21

Police: iPad's GPS leads officer to electronics thieves' door

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Tonarious Hyler (L) and David Simpson (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) Tonarious Hyler (L) and David Simpson (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said thieves took advantage of several unlocked cars in a Greenville neighborhood, but a GPS locator on an iPad led officers to the suspects' front door.

Greenville police spokesperson Johnathan Bragg said there were three autobreaking reports Thursday along Cateechee and Keowee avenues.

The victims' cars were left unlocked and several items were stolen including a laptop, iPad, digital camera and checks, police said. Warrants state the other unlocked cars were entered and the glove boxes were left open, though items may not have been taken.

But when one of the victims realized there was a GPS tracker, Bragg said officers were able to follow the electronic trail to the suspects' home on Birnie Street.

There, Bragg said officers found all of the stolen items and arrested 22-year-olds David Simpson and Tonarious Hyler, each charged with three counts of auto breaking.

According to his arrest warrant, Simpson confessed to police that he and Hyler broke into the cars during the night.

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