GPS search turns up man's stolen iPhone
A man whose iPhone was stolen after he lent it to another man got it back after Ypsilanti police used global positioning system technology to trace the device to a local wireless store.
The theft took place around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the 10 block of East Cross Street in Depot Town.
The suspect, an unknown male, took off on foot after persuading the victim to let him use the device. The victim took off in pursuit but was unable to catch him, police said.
A GPS search traced the phone to a local wireless store, where the owner said he held onto it after a subject came in asking for help unlocking it.
Police recovered the phone and returned it to the victim. There was no suspect information available.
Rich Kinsey, a retired Ann Arbor Police detective sergeant and AnnArbor.com contributor, wrote recently that thefts of smart phones are on the rise, with perpetrators often asking to borrow the devices because they “lost” theirs.