iPhone thief nabbed by GPS, cops say

Take note, crooks

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iPhone thieves take note: Next time you strike, make sure the coveted device you pilfer isn't equipped with GPS software.

That's what 31-year-old Horatio Toure allegedly did on Monday, leading to his arrest just 10 minutes later, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. He was booked on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.

Toure was riding a bike through city streets when he allegedly pedaled up to a woman plucked the phone out of her hands. Unbeknownst to Toure, the handset was being used to demonstrate an app that allows real-time tracking of devices on a computer. So it was that the purloined iPhone's owner, David Kahn, was able to report the alleged thief's precise movements to police.

“This reminds me of the bank robber who arrives during the security test,” Kahn said. ®

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