iPhone Mugger Tracked By Cops Using Smartphone Technology, Police Say
QUEENS — Smartphone, indeed.
Darrius Lee, 19, allegedly approached a 27-year-old man at 145th Road and 183rd Street in the Springfield Gardens on Thursday about 7:15 p.m. with a gun and demanded money from him, police said.
Lee then struck the man on the head with the gun, stole his wallet, iPhone and iPad before fleeing, police added.
Responding officer Brian Sheil used Apple's iCloud feature to track the phone to 145-20 177th Street, where Lee was hiding out, police said.
The alleged robber tried to escape the location and was apprehended, police said. Cops then recovered a loaded 380-caliber Hi Point semi-automatic handgun.
The victim was treated at the scene and released, police added.
Lee faces charges including with robbery, assault and resisting arrest, police said.