An Atlanta man left his unlocked iPhone on the counter of the Peachtree City convenience store he and a companion had just robbed March 28. His phone allowed police to uncover his identity and start searching for him.
The armed robbery at the Pit Stop on Ga. Highway 74 South occurred March 28 when two black males wearing dark clothes and surgical masks entered the store at approximately 9:40 p.m., said Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt.
Hyatt said one of the robbers carried a firearm, with the two men leaving the store with cash and more than $1,000 in cartons of cigarettes. There were no injuries to employees during the robbery, Hyatt added.
It turns out that one of the men, 17-year-old Atlanta resident Jonqurious Kindel was subsequently identified after leaving his unlocked iPhone on the store counter, Hyatt explained.
Hyatt said warrants for armed robbery and aggravated assault have been taken against Kindel.
The investigation into the second suspect is ongoing.