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A US man has been arrested for allegedly using a GPS tracking device to monitor his ex-girlfriend's movements.

Ara Gabrielyan, 32, Glendale, California, was taken in by police late last month on suspicion of one count of stalking and three counts of making violent threats, AP reports. The offences are punishable by up to six years imprisonment. Gabrielyan allegedly tracked his unnamed 35 year-old's whereabouts by fitting a motion switch to a cellphone and GPS device to her car on 16 August. This combo updated a website, allegedly monitored by Gabrielyan, every minute when the car was on the move. Investigators describe the case as true "21st century stalking".

Gabrielyan's quarry became suspicious when he turned up uninvited at various locations, including an airport and her brother's grave. Her suspicions were confirmed when she allegedly caught Gabrielyan underneath her car allegedly trying to replace a run-down mobile phone battery, according to police. AP reports that Gabrielyan is being held on a $500,000 bail pending an arraignment scheduled for Wednesday (8 September). ®

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