Police Bust Armed Robbers With Help From GPS Tracker
The pharmacy robbery occurred at a local Burton Rite Aid pharmacy a little before 10:00p.m on Thursday April 11th, and according to police reports the masked gunmen flashed a silver gun, pointing it toward the pharmacy manager. The ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) who are also involved with the case stated one of the armed suspects demanded that a store manager get money from the store safe and place the cash into a pillow case. The manager complied with the gunman’s demands, filling the pillow case with money. However, the quick-thinking manager also placed a small real-time GPS tracker with the stolen cash as well. As soon as the thieves left the scene of the crime the GPS tracker device was activated and began reporting the locations of the suspects in real-time. This positional information would be the key component that led to a quick arrest. Once dispatchers working for Genesse County alerted police about the theft and relayed the real-time GPS tracking data it only took minutes before law enforcement were face-to-face with the criminals.
Following the information provided from the GPS tracking device law enforcement pulled over a Chevy Impala. The two suspects were inside the black vehicle, and inside the car was a gun, over $4,500 in cash and the mask one of the suspects used during the robbery. Of course, the real-time GPS tracker was also recovered. Both men were immediately taken in to custody and booked for robbery of the Burton pharmacy. Sadly, when questioned by authorities why they robbed the Rite Aid one of the men explained it was because he simply struggled finding employment in a tough economy.