It’s not every day that an iPhone solves a crime. However, using a popular app on a victim’s device, Pasco County authorities have been able to close the book on an armed robbery that unfolded on Nov. 27 in Tampa Palms and ended in Wesley Chapel.
According to TPD, a call was received from a unit in the Eagles Point Apartments at Tampa Palms, reporting an armed robbery. TPD responded with a K-9 unit and air support helicopter that began patrolling the area for the suspects’ black Toyota Avalon.
The report says that when the TPD K-9 officer learned that the victim had the “Find My iPhone” application installed on her mobile device, the officer used his own iPhone to locate the missing phone on S.R. 56, near I-75.
TPD’s chopper located the vehicle at a gas pump at the BP station on S.R. 56, confirmed the license plate number and initiated a felony stop. The suspects were taken into custody and the stolen property, along with the firearm used in the robbery, was found in the car. The victim positively identified the suspects at the scene.
Marc-Nally Guerrer, 21, who has no current address, is still being held at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center on a $26,000 bond for burglary of an occupied dwelling, simple battery and robbery with a deadly weapon or firearm. Kwmane Brunson, 23, of Tampa, also is being held at the same detention center for robbery with a deadly weapon, although no bond amount was available. No arrest info was available for Gregori A. Harris, the third suspect, at our press time.