Three Busted in Valley iPhone Thefts; if They Need a Lawyer, Not to Worry -- There's an App. For That
Authorities in seven Arizona cities have been looking for the people responsible for the theft of hundreds of iPhones and other expensive cell phones over the past few months. Today, the Glendale Police Department announced that it has arrested three people in connection with the thefts.
Lucky for the three men arrested, if they need a lawyer, there's actually an app. for that.
Glendale police detectives arrested 19-year-old Marquis Perkins, 22-year-old Deyon Bowser, and 21-year-old Jermaine Williams, all of Phoenix, after serving a probable-cause warrant at three separate locations, where they found evidence linking the trio to the theft of hundreds of the app.-happy phones.
Authorities believe the three are responsible for stealing the pricey phones from retailers in Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Surprise, and Tucson, and then selling them online.
The estimated value of the stolen phones, according to authorities, is more than $100,000, and if convicted, the three could face up to 15 years in prison.
Fortunately for the three men arrested, with the push of a few buttons, a program called Last Call will find the closest qualified attorney to handle a user's legal case.
So the product the three men are suspected of stealing has the capacity to potentially aid in their defense. Is there an app. for irony?
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