San Francisco robbery investigators, using a GPS signal from a stolen cellphone, have arrested two alleged armed bandits, authorities announced Wednesday.
San Francisco police said Waldo Butler, 21, of Vallejo, and Paris Brown, 25, of San Francisco, were in custody on a variety of charges including robbery charges.
The two suspects were arrested in connection with a robbery which occurred on Duncan Street at Diamond Heights Boulevard at approximately 8:00 p.m.
The victim was walking on Duncan Street when he was approached by Butler, who asked the victim for directions to a nearby grocery store.
When the victim pointed towards the grocery store, he noticed Brown sitting inside a tan minivan parked in front of a driveway on Duncan Street.
Police said it was at that point when Butler grabbed the victim by his arm, pulled him closer and produced a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim. Butler demanded the victim’s cell phone, wallet, and backpack. Butler then took the victims items and fled towards the tan minivan.
The stolen cellphone GPS signal led officers to 7th Street and Market Street. Once officers saturated the area, they were able to locate the tan minivan used in the robbery with two occupants sitting inside it. They were taken into custody.
The officers then located the victim’s property inside the vehicle as well as a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
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