GPS Tracking Success Stories - Mar 2017

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Here is a highlight of crimes solved in March with the help of 3SI's GPS Tracking Technology.

Cash Tracker™ - Newark, DE - Mar 31 - $1,141
Lone suspect robbed a bank and fled across state lines into Maryland. Police tracked with GPS until the suspect became stationary at a rest station. All of the money was recovered and the suspect was apprehended.  

PharmaTracker® - Madison, WI - Mar 31 - $29,600
Suspect robbed a pharmacy of 36 bottles of Oxycodone. Police tracked and apprehended the suspect. All of the narcotics were recovered. 

Cash Tracker™ - Lawrenceville, GA - Mar 31 - $17,990
Two suspects demanded money from a teller and exited the bank. Police tracked with GPS as they fled. Both suspects were apprehended and all of the money was recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - San Pedro, CA - Mar 29 - $35,000
Three suspects robbed a wireless store in the early morning hours and fled by vehicle. Phone Tracker silently alerted police who began tracking. The three suspects were taken into custody and all of the merchandise was recovered and returned to the store owner.

Asset Tracker™ - Chevy Chase, MD - Mar 28 - $7,400
Two suspects stole three Louis Vuitton Handbags from a high-end department store and fled across state lines. GPS enabled police to track and apprehend the suspects when they became stationary. The three handbags were returned to the store.

Tobacco Tracker™ - Regina, SK - Mar 26 - $929
A male suspect wearing a hoodie and armed with a knife entered a convenience store and demanded cigarettes and cash from a store clerk. Police were alerted and began tracking the suspect who traveled a few blocks to a residence. Police moved in and apprehended three males at the residence and recovered the knife and the stolen cigarettes and cash.

Tobacco Tracker™ - Calgary, AB - Mar 23 - Full Recovery
An intoxicated male, armed with an ax, entered a convenience store and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. Tobacco Tracker silently alerted police who tracked and apprehended the suspect. All of the merchandise and cash was recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - Houston, TX - Mar 23 - $19,143
Two suspects robbed a wireless store of 32 iPhones and cash. The suspects also took cash and a cell phone from a store patron before fleeing the store. Police tracked with GPS and when the suspects became stationary, they moved in to make the apprehension. All of the store's stolen phones and cash were recovered. The case has been handed over to the Gang Division.

Cash Tracker™ - Renton, WA - Mar 22 - $1,500
Two suspects robbed a bank and fled by vehicle. Cash Tracker silently alerted police who began tracking. The two suspects were apprehended and all of the money was recovered.

Cash Tracker™ - Chicago, IL - Mar 20 - $4,300
Lone suspect robbed a bank and fled by vehicle and then by bus. Police tracked with GPS and apprehended the suspect while still on the bus. A full recovery was made.

PharmaTracker® - Maryville, TN - Mar 20 - $20,000
Suspect entered pharmacy, demanded narcotics and fled. GPS enabled police to track and apprehend the suspect. All of the narcotics were recovered.

Cash Tracker™ - San Antonio, TX - Mar 19 - $194
Suspect robbed a convenience store of cash and fled on foot to a residence a few blocks from the store. Cash Tracker automatically alerted police. Two suspects were taken into custody and all of the cash was recovered.  

Tobacco Tracker™ - Winnipeg, MB - Mar 17 - $300
A male suspect pointed a firearm wrapped in a plastic bag at a convenience store clerk and stated, "You have ten seconds to give me all the smokes." The clerk handed over 23 packs of cigarettes and the suspect fled on foot through residential neighborhoods and side streets. Tobacco Tracker automatically alerted police who started tracking. When the suspect observed police, he ditched his clothing, the replica firearm, and the stolen merchandise into a recycling bin. A K9 Unit located the suspect in a residential back yard. A full recovery was made and the suspect is behind bars. The suspect is responsible for another convenience store robbery two days prior.

Cash Tracker™ - Louisville, KY - Mar 17 - $2,160
Lone suspect entered bank, demanded money and fled. Police were alerted and tracked with GPS. The suspect was apprehended and a backpack with all of the money was recovered.

Cash Tracker™ - Jacksonville, FL - Mar 17 - $10,000
Armed, male suspect demanded cash from two bank tellers. Cash Tracker alerted and police tracked the suspect to a residence. The suspect confronted police outside the house with a gun, and shots were fired before he retreated into the house. Back up and a SWAT team arrived on the scene. The suspect was found inside the house and all of the money was recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - Milwaukee, WI - Mar 17 - $16,000
Lone suspect burglarized a wireless store in the early morning hours. Phone Tracker silently alerted police who began tracking. When the suspect exited the freeway and became stationary in a residential neighborhood, police moved in. The suspect is behind bars and the duffel bag full of merchandise was recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - Albuquerque, NM - Mar 16 - $35,000
Two suspects robbed a wireless store during store hours. Police tracked using ground and air support. All of the merchandise was recovered and the two suspects were taken into custody. 

Phone Tracker™ - Davenport, IA - Mar 16 - $11,000
Two suspects robbed a wireless store before opening. Phone Tracker alerted 3SI and police who tracked the suspects through multiple jurisdictions. When the suspects became stationary, police moved in to recover all of the stolen merchandise and apprehend the suspects.

Asset Tracker™ - Lutz, FL - Mar 15 - $5,500
Three suspect stole a large quantity of designer jeans and shirts from a high-end department store and fled by vehicle crossing through multiple jurisdictions. Police tracked in unmarked cars as well as by helicopter. When the suspects entered a residential neighborhood, police surrounded the vehicle. All of the clothes were recovered and the three suspects were apprehended. 

Cash Tracker™ - Indianapolis, IN - Mar 15 - Full Recovery
Lone suspect entered a dollar store, demanded cash and fled. Cash Tracker alerted and police began tracking. Within minutes, the suspect was in custody and all of the cash recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - New York, NY - Mar 14 - $35,000
Two suspects stole merchandise from a wireless store during store hours. Phone Tracker alerted and police tracked and apprehended the suspects. A full recovery was made and one of the suspects is believed to be a store employee.

Cash Tracker™ - Calgary, AB - Mar 13 - Full Recovery
A  disguised male armed with a hammer and carrying a knapsack entered a bank, approached a teller and said, "Give me $1000 now." The teller went to the CDU, withdrew money and placed it into a plastic bag. The suspect demanded more so the teller took additional money out and placed it in the knapsack. The suspect fled the building to a residence. Police tracked and apprehended the suspect inside the house. All of the cash was recovered along with the backpack and clothing used in the robbery. Police believe the suspect is responsible for other holdups in Calgary. 

Cash Tracker™ - Charlotte, NC - Mar 13 - $500
Suspect robbed a pawn shop of cash. Police tracked and when the suspect became stationary, they moved in. All of the cash was recovered and the suspect is behind bars.

Cash Tracker™ - Houston, TX - Mar 11 - Full Recovery
Two suspects held up a pawn shop and fled with cash. Cash Tracker silently alerted police who tracked. Both suspects were apprehended and all of the cash was recovered.

Cash Tracker™ - Bellevue, WA - Mar 7 - $2,390
Lone suspect entered bank and demanded cash by presenting a note on an iPhone. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot and then by bus. Police quickly tracked and pulled the bus over.  The suspect was taken into custody and all of the money was recovered.

Tobacco Tracker™ - Winnipeg, MB - Mar 7 - $480
A male suspect threatened a convenience store's staff and customers before fleeing with stolen cigarettes. Police tracked the suspect with GPS and when they moved in to apprehend him, a struggle ensured. The suspect was apprehended and all of the merchandise was recovered inside a stolen pickup truck. The suspect was charged with four other convenience store holdups in Winnipeg. 

Cash Tracker™ - Portland, OR - Mar 6 - $1,157
Suspect approached a teller who was waiting on a customer and presented a demanded note. The teller complied and the suspect exited the bank and fled on foot. Police tracked and within the hour had the suspect in custody and had recovered all of the stolen money.

Cash Tracker™ - Irondequoit, NY - Mar 6 - $634
Male suspect robbed a game store of cash and fled to a residential area. Police tracked and quickly surrounded the house and apprehended the suspect, who was armed with a knife. The suspect, a heroin addict whose wife had recently left him, is a two-time convicted felon who is eligible for life in prison. He is being investigated for other robberies.  

Tobacco Tracker™ - Winnipeg, MB - Mar 5 - $4,073
Two disguised males, one armed with a handgun, entered a convenience store and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk while two other suspects waited outside in a van. The suspects fled with cash, cigarettes, sandwiches and 50 mini lighters. Police were automatically alerted and tracked. The van was located and three of the four suspects were arrested. Detectives investigating an unrelated matter interviewed a male and upon returning to the station and viewing surveillance images obtained at the convenience store robbery, realized that the male they interviewed was involved in the store holdup. They located the suspect and found him in possession of several packs of the stolen cigarettes. An additional male was also taken into custody. Three of the males were charged with the holdup and two were charged with other offenses.

Cash Tracker™ - Bellaire, TX - Mar 3 - $24,000
Two suspects entered a bank and ordered everyone under their desks in a takeover robbery. The suspects then fled by vehicle reaching speeds of 125 mph and higher, ramming other vehicles off the road along the way. They abandoned their wrecked vehicle and tried to carjack another one. The owner of the vehicle being carjacked tackled the suspect, who was then apprehended by police. The second suspect was apprehended in the yard of a nearby residence. All of the money was recovered.

Phone Tracker™ - Macon, GA - Mar 3 - $150,000
Four suspects burglarized a phone store after hours. Phone Tracker alerted police who tracked the suspects through multiple jurisdictions. When the suspects became stationary, police moved in. All of the inventory was recovered by police in two vehicles abandoned by the suspects.

Phone Tracker™ - Easton, PA - Mar 3 - $1,940
Two suspects broke into a wireless store and breached the inventory cage. The high-end devices had been locked in the inventory safe overnight so the suspects were only able to steal a few smartphones from the shelf before fleeing. Police were silently alerted and tracked the suspects with ground and air support. Both were apprehended and all of the merchandise was recovered.

Cash Tracker™ - Norfolk, VA - Mar 2 - $2,600
Lone male entered bank, implied a weapon and demanded cash. Suspect exited the building and fled by vehicle. GPS enabled police to track, apprehend the suspect and recover all of the cash. The suspect has a history of petty crimes and is being investigated for other robberies. 

Phone Tracker™ - Ottawa, ON - Mar 2 - $67,000
Two disguised males, one armed with a knife and the other with pepper spray, entered a wireless store and took two staff members to a back room. They tied them up and doused them with pepper spray. The two suspects removed a large quantity of cell phones and fled in a vehicle accompanied by three other individuals. Police tracked the suspects with GPS. Five suspects were taken into custody and all of the merchandise was recovered. Two additional suspects, who were acting as look-outs, were later apprehended. The suspects, six males and one female, were from Montreal, Laval and Ottawa. Police in those jurisdictions are looking into other criminal acts this group might have been involved in

Cash Tracker™ - Commack, NY - Mar 1 - $2,825
Lone suspect presented a demand note to a bank teller and fled a good distance to a residence. Police tracked and when they got to the neighborhood, they used the handheld beacon to pinpoint the house containing the Tracker. After observing police activity, the suspect came out of the residence and was identified as the robber. He was arrested and a search warrant was obtained to search the residence. All of the money was recovered.  

Phone Tracker™ - Joliet, IL - Mar 1 - $28,000
Two suspects robbed a wireless store of 38 smartphones. Phone Tracker alerted police who began tracking. When police closed in, the suspects abandoned their vehicle and continued on foot. Both suspects were apprehended and all of the merchandise was recovered and returned to the store.