Two suspects have been arrested after Iowa City Police used GPS tracking to find stolen cellphone.
The Iowa City Police Department and the UI Department of Public Safety responded to the area of 301 N. Clinton Street, Iowa City, on Friday at around 4 a.m. to a report of an armed robbery.
According to a news release, The victim reported that she was approached by two white males who demanded that she give them her purse, which contained numerous items including her phone. During the robbery, one of the males displayed a handgun.
Responding officers checked the area but were not able to locate the suspects, according to the release. But a few minutes later, the victim and the investigating officer began to track the victim’s stolen cellphone to 1100 Arthur Street in Iowa City.
There, officers were able to locate both suspects as well as the victim’s property, according to the release. The suspects were also identified by the victim. One of the suspects is identified as 18-year-old Andrew Kyle Dangler while the other is a 16-year-old juvenile.
Dangler gave an address of 800 S. 10th Street, Burlington, according to the release.
CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of any additional suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.