An iPhone tracking device helped Atlanta Police apprehend two suspected robbers Thursday night, according to a news release from the police department.
This is the account provided by Atlanta Police:
Shortly after 11 p.m., Atlanta Police Department Zone 5 units responded to 817 W. Peachtree to investigate a pedestrian robbery. When officers arrived on the scene, five women said they were robbed at gunpoint by two men. They said they were in the driveway of the Biltmore Hotel when two men approached them from the rear, pointed handguns at them and demanded their belongings. At some point while being robbed, one of the victims punched one the suspects in the face. Both men then fled on 5th Street toward Peachtree Street with several purses and electronics.
The officers at the scene got a detailed description of the items taken and put out a lookout for the robbers. An iPhone that was stolen was equipped with a tracking device, and the tracking device was activated. Georgia State Patrol, Crime Suppression Units and Zone Four units became involved and began tracking the device.
Within a short period of time, Atlanta Police and Georgia State Patrol units tracked the property to an apartment complex at 1660 Stanton Drive and detained two suspects, who were positively identified by the victims.
Demarcus Smith and Jermaine Johnson were charged with armed robbery and taken to the Fulton County Jail.
Police say more suspects may be involved.