Police Use iPhone App to Arrest Two Strip Club Muggers in Bronx
MOTT HAVEN — Police used an anti-theft app to locate and arrest two men who stripped a couple of their iPhones at gunpoint as they left the Sin City Cabaret early Monday morning, according to the NYPD.
The man and woman left the exotic dance club on Park Avenue near 138th Street about 3:15 a.m. when Antoine Ross, 21, and Trevor Robinson, 22, approached them in a car, police said. One of them got out and pointed a silver handgun at the male victim, according to the NYPD.
“You know what this is. Give up everything,” the robber reportedly told the man.
The victim then gave him his belt, $30 in cash and his iPhone.
Cops said the mugger pointed his gun at the woman next and said, “What else does this b***h have?”
He took her iPhone then drove off, firing one shot as they made their gettaway, police added.
The couple flagged down an Emergency Services Unit truck near East 149th Street and Morris Avenue and told them about the robbery.
The ESU officers called cops from the 40th Precinct, who were able to use the "Find My iPhone" app to trace the phone to East 120th Street and First Avenue in East Harlem.
Police Officer Clement Krug from the 40th Precinct, his partner and another patrol unit found Ross and Robinson parked in front of hydrant.
They searched the vehicle and found a loaded .25 calibre semiautomatic pistol in the glove compartment, according to police.
The victims identified the two men who were arrested and charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny reckless endangerment, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of marijuana, cops said.