3 suspected burglars tracked down with phone app




Posted on October 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 23 at 8:42 PM

RICHLAND HILLS --A 14-year-old girl was alone Tuesday when she saw two men she didn't know at her front door. She didn't answer.

Then she heard men kick in the backdoor of her home.

She hid in the closet as the men ransacked the house, stealing electronic equipment including iPods and an iPhone. The men eventually opened the closet and found the girl inside.

They cursed and ran out the door, as 911 was called.

The victim provided a detailed description of the suspects, their truck and a partial license plate to investigators. Officers then used an iPhone app to locate the stolen iPhone in the 2100 block of Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth.

Responding Fort Worth police then found the suspects' truck and the stolen items, and arrested three men for suspicion of Burglary of a Habitation.

The suspects, Adolfo Villeda, 18, Oziel Valazquez, 18, and Manuel Murillo, 17, are being held on $30,000 bonds.

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