Police track-down suspected tablet thief following KREM 2 report

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 7:29 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- KREM 2 On Your Side helped reunite a man with his stolen suitcase and tablet. Police tracked down a suspect Tuesday, the day after the story of the theft aired on KREM 2 News.

The victim, Jeremy Yeado, said his suitcase was stolen as he unloaded his car in front of his North Spokane home in late June. He thought that finding it was a lost cause until his photo back-up app showed whoever had the tablet was taking selfies.

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The victim posted the pictures on Facebook and received the name of a possible suspect. KREM 2 On Your Side contacted that suspect, and he admitted that he had the tablet. He initially said he found it in the street, then claimed he bought it for $200. He offered to return it to KREM 2 News, but never showed up.

At around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, investigators said the tablet had been recovered in a car the suspect was traveling in. Police said they received a critical tip earlier Tuesday afternoon leading them to the car.

The suspect was cited with being in possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. The victim said he is very grateful.

 

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