Texas gas station robbery suspects arrested using GPS tracking device in stolen cash: reports

ByLance T. Lee

May 12, 2022

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Texas police were able to track the convenience store robbery suspects at a gas station, motion by motion, through a GPS monitor hidden in the stolen cash, leading to their eventual arrest following a hot pursuit high speed.

San Antonio police say an armed suspect held up a Circle K around 11 p.m. Monday in the 5900 block of Gibbs Sprawl Road, near Rittiman Road on the northeast side, WOAI-TV reported.

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After allegedly pointing a gun at the store clerk’s face and demanding money from the drawer, the suspect fled with the stolen cash and fled with his driver, KENS5 also reported. But the pair didn’t initially realize that a GPS device in their loot allowed police to track them in turns.

This file image shows a San Antonio police cruiser.
(San Antonio Police Department)

As police approached the suspects, they found the tracker and threw him out the window. They then stopped the car and attempted to flee. One of the suspects has been taken into custody.

The other managed to escape before police used K9 units and a helicopter to follow him to a nearby mobile home, where he went peacefully after a brief standoff.

The tracker was located in someone’s garden, it was still working and there was still money attached.

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The two suspects were jailed for aggravated robbery.


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