Woman shocked with stun gun, robbed of cellphone; cops use GPS to track suspect 

A 26-year-old woman was shocked with a stun gun and robbed of her purse Thursday by a juvenile suspect, cops said. The purse thief was thwarted, however, by GPS tracking technology on a smartphone that was in the victim’s bag.

The woman was walking home from work in the 1600 block of Post St. around 11 p.m. when the suspect shocked her in the neck and stole her belongings, police said Friday.

The suspect was arrested near the intersection of 7th and Market streets. Officers from San Francisco Police Department’s Northern Station used tracking technology installed on the victim’s phone to catch the crook, they said.

GPS tracking is a service that allows smartphone users to locate their device when it is stolen or lost.


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