iPad tracking system aides officers in suspect arrest


A tracking device inside of a man's stolen iPad led Seattle Police officers right to a robbery suspect who was still holding the stolen item Saturday night.

Officers say the incident began around 11 p.m. in Freeway Park when a man who was smoking a cigarette and carrying a computer bag was approached by two other men who asked the man for cigarettes.

The man agreed but as he was handing over the two cigarettes, one of the other men produced a can of chemical agent and pointed it at the victim.

 The victim attempted to get away but was knocked to the ground by the two men. The two men demanded the victim's wallet and phone but were only able to get away with the victim's computer

bag which contained the man's iPad.  After calling 911,  the victim used an iPad program to track the device. Multiple officers responded to the area with the victim to aide in the search.

Officers  located the suspect still holding on to the iPad. The suspect attempted to conceal some brass knuckles in a trash container. He was processed and later booked into King County Jail for

Investigation of Robbery.  Officers also recovered an ID card off of the suspect that did not belong to him.

The 23-year-old suspect  already has two robbery convictions plus various other crimes in his criminal history. Police continue to search for the second suspect.