Tracking Device Exposes Thieves

A tracking device activated in a stolen phone has enabled police to arrest a suspected thief who robbed a victim in Awudome Estates last month.

The suspect, Daniel Kwame Duncan, 25-year-old trader who resides in Tema, robbed his victim of items valued at GH¢20,000.

Narrating incidents that led to the arrest, the Accra Region Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Effie Tenge, stated that the victim woke up in the middle of the night and saw three men escaping from the direction of her main door.

According to her, the victim got up to inspect her home and realised that her main door was broken and her DVD player, three mobile phones, a Dell laptop, a Nexus 6 mobile phone, 42-inch flat screen television and a cash of GH¢4,800, among other valuables, were gone.

The victim reported the matter to the police for assistance. Unknown to the suspect, the tracking device activated in the phone recorded their location and any activity the phone was used for.

The suspect’s brother used the phone to take photographs, which activated the tracking device and the police traced it to arrest the suspect. After his arrest, he co-operated with the police and disclosed to them that his brother was the one who brought the phone home.

Daniel was arrested at his hideout at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and is helping the police locate his two other accomplices who are currently on the run.