Technology Likely to Help Bust Expensive Phone Thief…Soon
This story isn't as much about a phone theft as it is about technology that's directing a big laser pointer at this guy, accused of swiping a phone left on a Ben Franklin Transit bus.
Kennewick police say the victim was riding a bus a week ago Wednesday when they realized they'd left it on the bus when they got off. But when they got back on, they found this guy was sitting in their seat, and he claimed to have no knowledge of, or had not seen their phone.
However, when the victim got home they fired up the "Where's My Phone?" app and it was traced and located in Pasco. Unfortunately when it was found, it was extensively damaged. But police were able to use surveillance footage from the bus and now they're looking for this guy. He should have just returned it to the victim. It's quite obvious he is the culprit because video evidence has ruled everyone else out.
Anyone with any information or knowledge of who this guy is, please call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
Depending upon the cost or value of the phone, many people don't realize stealing one can land you with a felony, not just a misdemeanor.