Denville NJ police officers caught two (2) women who allegedly stole an iPhone. The arrests were made after the victim used the phone’s GPS function to locate the suspects.
Officers from the Denville Police Department and the Jefferson Police Department responded to a report of the stolen iPhone. The phone was allegedly taken from the victim’s office by two (2) females posing who were posing as solicitors.
The victim used the phone’s GPS function to track it from the location of the robbery. When police arrived at the destination, they found two (2) females and two (2) males.
Officers arrested Darius J. Tomlin, who was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. Additionally, one of the females at the scene admitted to stealing the phone and charged with theft.
In New Jersey, theft of moveable property is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. The statute stipulates that theft of property valued at $500.00 or more is a second degree criminal offense. In this case, if the victim’s iPhone is valued at $500.00 or more, the woman accused of committing the theft may face up to ten years in state prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “iPhone GPS Helps Track Thief to Denville, Police Say.“