Victim tracks car thief using iPad left in trunk of vehicle

Valentine tracked his car using his iPad and

Valentine tracked his car using his iPad and told police where to find the stolen vehicle. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

STAMFORD - Mike Valentine can thank his iPad for the recovery of his stolen car.

Valentine owns Love Cuts Barber Shop in Stamford. Police say Bacilio Martinez, 19, grabbed Valentine’s keys from a chair at the shop, jumped in the car and took off.

Valentine realized his iPad was still in the trunk and used a GPS app on his shop’s computer to track the car. He was then able to call police with the exact location of the stolen vehicle.

Police arrested Martinez about a mile from the barber shop. According to police, he claimed to have bought the car for $300 at McDonalds.

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