Philly Police Use GPS in Stolen Cell Phone to Track Down, Arrest Home Invasion Suspects

Philadelphia police used the GPS in a stolen cell phone to track down three suspects in a home invasion.

The incident began about 2:45 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 6000 block of Allman Street in West Philadelphia.

Investigators say the victims -- an 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man -- were sleeping in a second floor bedroom when they were awakened by a loud noise.

The victims told investigators that three masked men claiming to be police entered the bedroom and demanded money.

The man was taken into the front bedroom and tied up with scarves.

The woman was ordered to stand in front of a closet in the middle bedroom while the suspects ransacked the house.

The suspects took the woman’s cell phone after they realized she was trying to conceal it. She was eventually put into the front bedroom with the male victim and had her eyes covered and her legs were tied with a scarf.

The suspects told them to count to one hundred before they ran out.

After the suspects left, the victims were able to break free and call police.

Police used the GPS in the stolen cell phone to track down the suspects and they were arrested at 17th and Sansom Streets in downtown Philadelphia.

The trio was released pending further investigation. So far, no charges have been filed.

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