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iPad Leads Stamford Police To Find Stolen Car

STAMFORD, Conn. — Police were able to recover a stolen vehicle in Stamford Wednesday afternoon by tracking the owner’s iPad that was in the back of the car, Sgt. Richard Barbagallo said.

The vehicle's owner told police he went to work and left his keys on a chair and someone took his keys and drove off with his gray 1999 Nissan Altima, Barbagallo said. The owner told police he had an iPad in the trunk of the vehicle and tracked it to Franklin Street where officers located it, the sergeant said.

Police followed the suspect to Summer Street before stopping the vehicle and arresting him, Barbagallo said. The suspect, Bacilio Martinez, 19, of Stamford, told police he bought the car from a guy at the McDonald’s on Bedford Street for $300, the sergeant said.

The vehicle was returned to the owner and Martinez was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle, Barbagallo said. The suspect was held on a $50,000 bond, he said.

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