PDF – Tracking Successes – August 2018

$22,000 – 2 arrests
Cash Tracker™ – Groton, CT – August 1
Two males entered a credit union and stole money…they also received a Cash Tracker. Police monitored as the device tracked away from the location until it became stationary. Police moved in, arrested both robbers and recovered all of the stolen money.

$4,400 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – San Jose, CA – August 1
A solo robber entered a bank and demanded money. He fled the location by car. Local police were online and provided tracking information to responding field personnel. The suspect fled to a parking garage at San Jose International Airport. At the same time, SJPD was flying a new police helicopter which was flown to the airport to find the robber. The helicopter operators directed personnel to the suspect and he was quickly arrested. All of the stolen cash was recovered. The suspect did NOT make his outbound flight.

$80,000 – 3 arrests
ATM Tracker™ – Houston, TX – August 2
An ATM installed at a bank in Houston alerted police that it was being attacked. 3SI provided assistance as officers were dispatched to the location. Upon arrival, as many as six suspects were observed fleeing the scene, and officers gave chase. The ATM was removed from the building and had sustained considerable damage. Luckily the cash and device were still safe. Three suspects have been apprehended and police believe more arrests may be forthcoming.

$30,000 – 2 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Brooklyn Park, MN – August 2
Two suspects conducted an armed robbery at a phone store. They escaped with smartphones and a Phone Tracker. Local police were logged in and tracking. The device tracked until it became stationary at an apartment complex nearby. Police moved in to arrest both suspects and recover all of the stolen phones.

$2,212 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Philadelphia, PA – August 2
One female robber entered a bank and demanded money. She fled and was immediately tracked by police who were logged into the 3SI tracking website. She was arrested and all of the stolen money was recovered.

$500 – 2 arrests
Cash Tracker™ – Chicago, IL – August 3
Two robbers entered a game store and stole cash. They escaped but were easily tracked by police using GPS. Both of the suspects were arrested and all of the stolen cash was recovered.

$6,670 – 3 arrests
Cash Tracker™ – Mississauga, ON – August 3
Two disguised male suspects with black backpacks approached a bank branch on bicycles. One suspect went behind the counter and stole cash and a Cash Tracker. The second suspect approached the security guard and started a fight near the front doors. Both suspects fled on their bicycles. Police were able to use tracking data to find that the suspects had abandoned their bicycles and got into a car driven by a third suspect. All three were arrested and all of the stolen money was recovered.

$55,200 – 2 arrests
PharmaTracker® – Indianapolis, IN – August 3
Two males robbed a pharmacy and stole drugs and a PharmaTracker. Police were able to track using GPS…they apprehended both suspects and they recovered all of the stolen drugs. Thanks to PharmaTracker, over 6,900 narcotic pills were kept off the street.

$500 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Indianapolis, IN – August 3
A suspect entered a dollar store and stole money and a Cash Tracker. Police started tracking and were able to apprehend the suspect and recover all of the stolen money in just 11 minutes.

$1,000 – 1 arrest
Asset Tracker™ – Houston, TX – August 3
One suspect stole a luxury purse from an upscale retailer in Houston, TX. The purse was equipped with an Asset Tracker so police were able to track and arrest the suspect, recover the stolen purse and return it to the store.

$18,707 – 2 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Columbus, OH – August 5
Two suspects robbed a phone store of smartphones, and also stole personal property from an employee and a customer. Luckily, Phone Tracker provided police with detailed tracking information and they were able to apprehend both suspects. They also recovered all of the stolen smartphones and the personal property of the customer and employee. No one at the location had seen the getaway car, so if not for the tracking information provided by Phone Tracker, these suspects would not have been caught.

$20,000 – 2 arrests
PharmaTracker® – Vacaville, CA – August 5
Two criminals, one male and one female, carrying empty pillowcases entered a pharmacy and headed immediately to the back of the store. An alert employee noticed them and began watching…moments later, they implied weapons and jumped the pharmacy counter. Police were called just as PharmaTracker activated. Officers greeted the two robbers in the parking lot, arrested them both and recovered all of the stolen items.

$279 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Houston, TX – August 6
After robbing a dollar store, the suspect fled. Police were logged in and tracking. They apprehended the suspect and recovered all of the stolen cash. The suspect was in police custody less than 13 minutes after committing the robbery.

$1,800 – 1 arrest
Asset Tracker™ – Charlotte, NC – August 6
A suspect stole a generator from an equipment store. Little did he know that he also stole an Asset Tracker, which alerted police who were logged in and tracking. The suspect was apprehended and the stolen generator was recovered.

$7,000 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Gladwyne, PA – August 7
A robber entered a bank and stole cash as well as two Cash Trackers. Local police were logged in and successfully tracked the suspect. He was apprehended and all of the stolen cash was recovered.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Frisco, TX – August 9
A lone individual stole a Phone Tracker from a big box store. Police tracked and apprehended the suspect and recovered the stolen Phone Tracker.

$1,800 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Little Rock, AR – August 10
One suspect entered a bank branch to case the area, then left. Another suspect, armed with a gun, entered and demanded money from a teller. She gave him cash and a Cash Tracker and he fled. Police successfully tracked him and he was in custody in less than 5 minutes. The suspect had robbed a nail salon just two days prior to this crime. He had just been released from prison two weeks before after serving 15 years for armed robbery. The search for the accomplice is ongoing.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Wichita, KS – August 12
A suspect stole a smartphone from a big box store and fled. Local dispatch provided tracking info to police who successfully apprehended the thief. The stolen smartphone was also recovered.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Cottage Grove, MN – August 12
Two suspects stole a smartphone from a big box store and fled. Police successfully tracked and apprehended one of the suspects, and recovered the stolen phone. The investigation is ongoing.

$879 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Toledo, OH – August 13
One robber entered a bank branch and stole money. He fled in a vehicle, traveling at a very high rate of speed. Police were following when the suspect crashed…he was successfully arrested and all of the stolen money was recovered.

$25,619 – 3 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Rockmart, GA – August 13
Four suspects stole smartphones from an electronics store. Local police were logged in and tracking. Three of the four suspects were apprehended and all of the stolen smartphones were recovered.

$3,000 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Conway, SC – August 14
A suspect stole several smartphones from a big box store. Luckily, Phone Tracker was along for the ride, and helped police track and apprehend him. Police made a partial recovery of the stolen inventory.

$16,400 – 2 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Bakersfield, CA – August 15
Two armed robbers entered a phone store and stole smartphones and cash. Phone Tracker alerted police who began tracking. When the tracker became stationary, police moved in and arrested one suspect, but the other escaped. Then, Phone Tracker began reporting again as the second suspect still had the device with him. Police tracked until the device became stationary at the residence of a convict who had been released on probation. They arrested the second suspect and found the Phone Tracker in the car used to commit the crime, a car which had been carjacked some time earlier. The investigation is continuing.

$4,022 – 2 arrests
Cash Tracker™ – Edmonton, AB – August 15
Two suspects robbed a bank and fled. Police tracked until the Cash Tracker became stationary. They moved in for the arrest and got both robbers. They also recovered all of the stolen money.

Full Recovery – 1 arrest
Tobacco Tracker™ – Windsor, ON – August 16
A suspect entered a convenience store and stole packs of cigarettes as well as a Tobacco Tracker. Police tracked and successfully arrested him. All of the stolen inventory was recovered and returned to the store.

$648 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Federal Way, WI – August 16
A suspect robbed a bank. He fled and local dispatch successfully tracked him. Police arrested the robber and recovered all of the stolen cash.

$1,540 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™– Indianapolis, IN – August 16
A lone male entered a bank and conducted a robbery. He escaped but Cash Tracker was on the job and alerted police to the crime. Police tracked and arrested the robber, and recovered all of the stolen cash.

$20,000 – 1 arrest
PharmaTracker® – Indianapolis, IN – August 17
One suspect entered a pharmacy and stole drugs and a Pharma Tracker. He fled in a car but was tracked and pulled over by police just over three minutes after the crime. All of the stolen drugs were recovered.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Normal, IL – August 17
A suspect stole a smartphone from a big box store. Police used Phone Tracker to track and apprehend the suspect. The stolen inventory was recovered and returned to the store.

$10,000 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Summerfield, FL – August 18
A lone suspect stole smartphones from a big box store. Luckily, he also stole a Phone Tracker. Police used GPS to track and apprehend the suspect. All of the stolen smartphones were recovered and returned to the store.

$500 – 2 arrests
Asset Tracker™ – Grand Prairie, TX – August 18
Two suspects stole car batteries from a big box store. Using the tracking data provided by Asset Tracker, local police were able to track and arrest both suspects, and recover all of the stolen merchandise.

$30,000 – 2 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Richmond Hill, NY – August 18
Two suspects conducted an armed takeover robbery at a phone store. They fled with $30,000 worth of stolen inventory. Local police were just changing shifts when the robbery call came in, and officers ran out of roll call to apprehend the criminals. Both suspects were apprehended, a loaded 9MM firearm was found, and all of the stolen phones were recovered. One suspect was on federal probation. Both are suspected of conducting other takeover robberies, all with heavily armed gunmen, large losses, and grave danger to the community. Thanks to Phone Tracker, two very dangerous criminals have been taken off the streets.

$8,500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Antioch, TN – August 19
A lone suspect stole smartphones and a smartwatch from a big box store. He fled in a vehicle. Police tracked and located him. He was arrested, and since police could see the stolen phones inside the car, they obtained a search warrant. The car was impounded and all of the stolen inventory was recovered.

$10,250 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Downey, CA – August 19
Three suspects entered a phone store and implied weapons. They stole numerous smartphones and escaped. Phone Tracker provided police with tracking info and they positioned themselves along the escape route. One officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with no license plate, and when he attempted a vehicle stop, a chase ensued. Two of the suspects escaped but one was captured by police. All of the stolen phones were recovered and returned to the store.

Full Recovery – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Vallejo, CA – August 20
A lone suspect presented a demand note to a teller. He fled with cash and a Cash Tracker. Police tracked him to an apartment just a few miles from the bank. He was finally located and arrested in a neighbor’s apartment. Police used a beacon to pinpoint the location of the tracker…the suspect had hidden it inside a child’s stuffed animal. The suspect is being tied to three additional bank robberies in the area. His previous successful robberies were at banks not using Cash Tracker.

$500 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Brampton, ON – August 21
A male suspect armed with a handgun entered a bank branch and made a verbal demand for money. He received cash and a Cash Tracker. He fled to a vehicle in the parking lot and took off. Police successfully tracked and apprehended him, and recovered all of the stolen cash. The suspect has been linked to three other financial institution robberies in 2018.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Mesa, AZ – August 21
A suspect stole a smartphone from a big box store. Police used Phone Tracker to track and apprehend the suspect. The stolen inventory was recovered and returned to the store.

$1,300 – 2 arrests
Cash Tracker™ – Halethorpe, MD – August 21
Two suspects entered a game store just prior to closing time and acted like customers. After a few minutes, they covered their faces, produced weapons and announced a robbery. They took cash and multiple gaming systems before fleeing the location. The suspects were ultimately arrested after another game store robbery on September 1st in Baltimore, MD.

$4,160 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Candler, NC – August 22
A lone suspect entered a bank and demanded money. He received cash and a Cash Tracker. Police pursued him but he initially escaped. He was later arrested due to a Cash Tracker that was handed out at another bank located in Clemson, SC. The Candler robbery is one of nearly a half dozen that the suspect admitted to. The FBI is adopting the cases for Federal prosecution.

$500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – De Soto, TX – August 22
A suspect stole a smartphone from a phone store. Phone Tracker reported his whereabouts to police who successfully tracked and arrested him. The stolen smartphone was recovered.

$65,000 – 4 arrests
Jewelry Tracker™ – Humble, TX – August 22
Four male suspects entered a pawn store and stole $65,000 in jewelry. They also unknowingly stole a Jewelry Tracker. Police tracked the suspects as they fled and ultimately apprehended all four robbers. All of the stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the store.

$1,758
Asset Tracker™ Charlotte, NC – August 23
A suspect stole a generator from a tool supply store. The generator was equipped with an Asset Tracker, which reported the crime. Police were able to recover the stolen generator and return it to the store.

$500 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Wilkes Barre, PA – August 24
A lone male suspect robbed a convenience store of cash and a Cash Tracker. Police used GPS to locate and apprehend the suspect. All of the stolen cash was recovered.

$300 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Milwaukee, WI – August 24
A suspect robbed a phone store and stole a smartphone. Phone Tracker helped police locate and apprehend the robber. The stolen smartphone was recovered.

$3,431 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Newmanstown, PA – August 24
A suspect entered a bank branch, stole money from a teller and fled. The suspect and an accomplice were ultimately arrested after robbing a credit union in Hershey, PA, thanks to a 3SI Cash Tracker.

$4,184 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Cleveland, OH – August 25
A lone suspect stole cash and a Cash Tracker from a pharmacy. Police used GPS tracking data from Cash Tracker to locate and apprehend the criminal. His car, which contained the tracker and the stolen cash was impounded. All of the stolen money was recovered and returned to the pharmacy.

$1,100 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Warren, MI – August 26
A suspect broke into a phone store after hours and stole smartphones and cash. Phone Tracker was along for the ride and notified police of the crime. The suspect was successfully tracked and apprehended. Police were able to recover all of the stolen phones and cash.

$11,103 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Clemson, SC – August 27
A suspect entered a bank branch, implied that he was armed, and threatened to kill everyone. He then demanded cash which was quickly provided to him. He fled on foot to a waiting car and left the area. Cash Tracker alerted local police who were quickly on his trail, and a high speed pursuit ensued. Police lost sight of him. The subject later dumped his car and fled on foot. Luckily, Cash Tracker was still on the job and tracked him the entire way, with dispatch directing officers to his movements, even when he stopped and hid. The subject was ultimately taken into custody and a full recovery of $11,103 was made. In follow-up interviews, he admitted to five other bank robberies in the area. The FBI has adopted the investigation and prosecution. An investigator stated that without the 3SI device they would not have caught this subject.

$2,000 – 3 arrests
Tobacco Tracker™ – Calgary, AB – August 28
Three robbers entered a convenience store and stole cash, lottery tickets and tobacco products. They also stole a Tobacco Tracker. Local police dispatched patrol units and an air unit that happened to be nearby. Two of the suspects were apprehended while entering a residence. A K-9 unit signaled to a backpack inside the same residence which police discovered housed the stolen cash and inventory. Police later apprehended the third suspect.

$19,388 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – West Allis, WI – August 28
A suspect robbed a bank and fled. Police dispatched patrol units and were able to apprehend the suspect and recover all but $116 of the stolen money.

$1,500 – 1 arrest
Phone Tracker™ – Baton Route, LA – August 28
A suspect stole smartphones and an iPad from a big box store. Police used Phone Tracker to track and apprehend the suspect. The stolen inventory was recovered and returned to the store.

$500 – 2 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Baton Route, LA – August 28
Two suspects stole a smartphone from a big box store. Police used Phone Tracker to track and apprehend the suspects. The stolen phone was recovered and returned to the store.

$30,000 – 4 arrests
Phone Tracker™ – Milton, ON – August 29
Three disguised male suspects, one armed with a knife, entered a phone store and stole 34 smartphones and a Phone Tracker. The suspects fled to a getaway vehicle driven by a fourth individual. Responding officers utilized the track data supplied by Phone Tracker to follow the suspect vehicle to where it stopped in a residential neighborhood. All four suspects fled on foot and one was immediately apprehended. Police were able to identify the residence into which the other three individuals entered and arrested them as well. All of the stolen phones were recovered. Police also recovered two stolen vehicles, cash and weapons. The suspects are being charged and investigated for multiple holdups in the greater Toronto area.

$13,000 – 1 arrest
Cash Tracker™ – Boise, ID – August 30
A suspect entered a bank branch masked up, gloved up, and armed with a handgun. He demanded money from two tellers and fled the location in a vehicle. As units were starting to close in on his path of travel, an unmarked police car saw the suspect vehicle start to swerve as the driver was leaning over in the seat. Units gathered to make a car stop, boxed the suspect vehicle in and he was taken into custody approximately five minutes after the robbery. All $13,000 of stolen cash was recovered. Because of his disguise, detectives said it would have likely been impossible to identify him and he would have escaped if not for Cash Tracker. He has a lengthy criminal history and is from out of state. His car contained an extensive collection of sunglasses and potential disguises, possibly for committing future crimes.

$800 – 2 arrests
Asset Tracker™ – Memphis, TN – August 30
A beauty supply store was broken into after hours. Numerous items were stolen, one equipped with an Asset Tracker. Patrol was notified of the crime and tracked to a residence. A female in the residence consented to a search, and most of the stolen items were recovered. Another beauty supply store had been robbed earlier in the evening, and police suspect it may have been the same perpetrator.

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