GPS technology tracking led to arrests after armed robbery near Waterfront Park

GPS on stolen phone leads to stolen car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- GPS technology from a victim's stolen cell phone led police to the stolen vehicle and the suspects, according to arrest slips.

Police responded to the 1200 block of River Road, near Waterfront Park to take an armed robbery report Thursday just after 8:30 p.m., according to the arrest report. The victim gave police a description of the suspects and the stolen vehicle. 

Merely hours later, the victim used GPS tracking technology on the stolen cell phone to locate the stolen property, according to police.

Police located the stolen vehicle behind a residence in the 3800 block of Sunset Avenue in the Chickasaw neighborhood.

Officers observed stolen property inside the stolen vehicle along with a loaded black 9 mm handgun believed to be used to commit the robbery.

Officers noticed subjects that matched the descriptions of the suspects given by the victim peaking through the windows from inside the house, according to an arrest slip.

Antonio Jackson and De Aldrey Thompson both lived in the house and gave police consent to search, according to police. Police found stolen property in plain view before obtaining a search warrant for the premise. Multiple items that were reported stolen were found inside the residence, according to police.

Using video of the robbery, suspect descriptions, and stolen item descriptions from the victim as evidence, police took Jackson and Thompson into custody at 5:45 a.m. Friday. Police said both suspects gave taped confessions.


Thompson, 22, was charged with three counts of first-degree robbery and possession of marijuana. Thompson is being held on a $10,000 bond.


Jackson, 23, was charged with three counts of first-degree robbery and is being held on a five thousand dollar bond.

They are both scheduled to appear in court the first of November and are currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

(© 2016 WHAS)


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