Poker Player Tracks Robbers Using Phone's GPS

A Florida poker player who was robbed after winning $2,000 at a casino managed to lead the police to his assailants after tracking the Global Positioning System (GPS) on his stolen phone.
Having cleaned up at the poker tables, Scott Robbins, 49, left the casino at Pompano Beach on his scooter, before heading back to his home a short while later. Upon arrival, Robbins was confronted by an armed couple who demanded he hand over his money and belongings. Describing the terrifying incident, Robbins explained to the Sun Sentinel:
“You can’t use the words I was feeling in the newspaper. I thought there was a good chance he was going to kill me.”
After getting away with almost $10,000 in cash, and many of his other possessions, including an Apple iPhone, the alleged robber couple fortunately overlooked its GPS tracking capabilities. As a result, the police were then able to locate and subsequently arrest a surprised Karla Tattiana De Los Santos, 31, and Miguel Pena Allende, 34, in a Walgreen’s parking lot about nine miles away.
Ironically, Robbins had initially pleaded with the gunman to leave him his cell phone during the robbery, but was told it would be taken and thrown away, presumably to avoid the victim calling the police on them. Apparently, the gunman must have forgotten his own advice and as Robbins explains:
“He didn’t leave the phone as he promised, but in retrospect it was a beautiful thing that he took the phone, because he would have taken everything I had and they never would have found him.”
As a result, Robbins was reunited with his stolen money and goods, while Allende and De Los Santos are currently locked up behind bars and awaiting sentencing. Unsurprisingly, Allende has a previous convictions for armed robbery to his name, for which he served six and a half years in jail.


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