It’s not every day a robber is ratted out by the items he stole.
A Chicago man accused of robbing a South Side Radio Shack of $17,000 Friday night was hastily tracked down and arrested after being incriminated by the global positioning equipment in the merchandise he stole, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Assistant State’s Attorney Wendy Caceres said Raymond Jefferson, 20, threatened the victims with a handgun, tied them up and took their cell phones before swiping handfuls of electronics from the shelf.
Some of the stolen items were tattletales, though, leading police officers right to Jefferson two hours later.
The Chicago Tribune reported Jefferson was arrested in the 3700 block of West Lawrence Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood for armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping, according to Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
Jefferson was later identified by witnesses as the man who robbed the store in the 2300 block of West 95th Street in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, Caceres said.