Cops Use iPhone App To Track Down Robber

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 17-year-old woman was arrested for stealing an iPhone from a passenger on the CTA Red Line over the weekend after police used the “Find My iPhone” app to track her down.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, robbers are just going to have to get the message: There’s an app for that.

Whitney Martin has been charged with felony robbery and ordered held on $75,000 bail, according to Cook County Jail records.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Police said the teenager stole an iPhone from a 42-year-old woman on a Red Line train after boarding at the Roosevelt subway station on Saturday.

The victim chased her onto the platform at the Harriston stop, then back onto another car of the same train and through the train until it stopped at Jackson. Another passenger joined the chase into the Jackson station, then up to street level into an alley at Van Buren and Federal streets.

The victim and the other CTA passenger tackled the robber and held her until police arrived.

Martin allegedly told police she didn’t take the phone, but police found it in her shirt after using the “Find My iPhone” application to track the phone, police said.

Martin was arrested. On Sunday, a judge set her bail at $75,000.

  • Not blind

    Simple,don’t use your cell,if your not in comfy zone.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    Fuk the cbs censors!!!

    • German Leprechaun

      Good grief!! They’re busier today than yesterday!!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        “My God!” Pfleger said. “We should be outraged!”

  • Disgusted with CBS

    What is going on over there at CBS? Where the hell are all of the comments that were here? Shame on you CBS!!!

  • Leroy Goldberg


    • German Leprechaun

      … post-shave, of course!!! BWA-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!!

  • marc(ashamed negro boy)

    That’s what a youn black woman looks like??? I’m so ashamed.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      LOL !! No wonder so many males of that species are on the down-low.

      • German Leprechaun

        U – G – L – Y!! She ain’t got no alibi!! She ugly… she ugly… her momma say she UGLY!!

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  • Admiral Lickover

    Survival-of-the-fittest has been reversed so single mothers can extort a living from taxpayers. With zero criteria for selecting a mate comes individuals who cannot be educated. This woman is obviously defective and should never have been foisted on society by her parasitic mother.

  • Nobama

    This kunta kinte sow should be locked up for life. Segregation must be brought back for the survival of the united states. Its obvious diversity has failed.

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