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Mar 16, 2010 9:59 AM

Police used GPS device to track theft suspects

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) Officials with the Wyoming Highway Patrol say detectives with the New York City Police were tracking suspects in a Rock Springs jewelry theft case using the GPS device in their car.

The Wyoming troopers were alerted to watch for the car, because the NYPD said it had been stolen from a car rental agency and was believed to be in the Rawlins region. The rental company had the car equipped with a GPS tracking device.

Wyoming Highway Patrol officers spotted the car Monday night and arrested the occupants. The troopers say that during a search of the vehicle, they found $37,000 in stolen jewelry, as well as laptop computers, iPods and digital cameras.

The men were arraigned in Wyoming circuit court on Thursday.

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Information from: Rock Springs Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com

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