Report: GPS Technology Busts Alleged Electronics Thief

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Raymond Jefferson

Raymond Jefferson is charged with stealing electronics from a Radio Shack in Beverly, only to get caught by the devices’ GPS systems. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police got a little help again from technology in catching an alleged thief.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Raymond Jefferson, 21, is accused of stealing $17,000 in merchandise from a Radio Shack in the 2300 block of West 95th Street, in the Beverly neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported.

But prosecutors say it was that same equipment that was Jefferson’s undoing. Some of the equipment had GPS technology, and police used it to find Jefferson in the 3700 block of West Lawrence Avenue, several miles north in the Albany Park neighborhood, the Tribune reported.

Jefferson was found just two hours after people allegedly terrorized people at the Radio Shack with a gun and bound his victim’s hands before taking the equipment, the Tribune reported.

He was arrested on Friday night and his bond was set at $350.000 on Sunday, the newspaper reported.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

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