COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — With students still busy in their classrooms Tuesday afternoon, a man sneaked into Bucktown International Charter School and ripped off a cellphone and iPad from the teacher's lounge.
But as clever as he was to get in and out of the school without raising suspicion, the burglar was ultimately out-smarted by a common app used to located stolen or lost iPhones, prosecutors said.
David Carney, 44, was charged with burglary after prosecutors said he walked into the charter school at 2235 N. Hamilton St., found the faculty office and snatched an iPad belonging to the school and a teacher's cellphone.
But Carney didn't get far, prosecutors said.
Using the Find My iPhone app enabled on the teacher's cellphone, police found Carney a short time later at a cellphone store trying to sell the stolen goods, prosecutors said.
Already on parole for attempted burglary, Carney, of the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue, was ordered held on $200,000 bail Wednesday by Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr.
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