What a pair of ace-holes: Crooks bug gambler's car with GPS tracker, follow him and rob him
On the bright side, there's a twist
A couple of crooks planted a GPS tracking device on a gambler's car so they could follow him home and rob him at gunpoint.
According to cops in Montgomery County, Maryland, the two thieves clocked the man at a casino in nearby Baltimore, tracked him home over 50 miles, and then robbed the house six days later.
The pair of robbers reportedly made off with about $6,000 and an iPhone. Cops have arrested and charged one man, and are searching for another.
No one was seriously injured in the robbery, though police say a 14-year-old girl and 21-year-old man were zip-tied while the crooks searched the house for money.
"Further investigation by detectives revealed that the suspects had placed a GPS tracking device on a vehicle owned by the residents of the home on Kelley Farm Drive," the police said.
"The suspects then used information provided by the tracking device to determine the residents' address in order to commit the home invasion robbery."
The target of the robbery was a frequent visitor to the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, it's claimed. He gambled six days a week, and this prompted his wife to hire a private investigator to track his activities. The investigator used a GPS unit covertly planted in the husband's car.
While the private dick was monitoring the man with his own GPS tracker, he spotted two other men placing a second tracking device on the car. Following the robbery, the wife told officers about the private investigator, who in turn reported seeing two people install the second unit six days prior.
Kevin Darnell Carroll, 44, was arrested and charged with home invasion, armed robbery and first-degree assault. It is alleged police matched his DNA with that found on the duct-tape used to bind the victims of the armed robbery. ®
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