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Jan 19, 2007

GPS Units Foil Burglary

Lindenhurst, New York Police say that three men burglarized the Town of Babylon Public Works garage the other night. However they were arrested just a few hours later, one of them holding some of their loot in his hand.

According to The Harford Courant, police say the men stole 14 global positioning system devices from the town garage. When the burglary was discovered, local officials simply looked to their GPS system which led officers right to them. The alleged thieves reportedly thought the units were cell phones.