Photo Gallery | Police used "Find My iPhone" to track down Five Points robbery suspects
With the help of an iPhone app, Columbia Police were able to track down three suspects accused of robbing a group of University of South Carolina students as they walked down a dark alleyway headed to a bar in Five Points.
Police arrested and charged 18-year-old Crawford Cornelius, 19-year-old BeQuan Recasner and 21-year-old Shanetra Jones with armed robbery, first degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
The report said the trio is accused of robbing three female students shortly before midnight on April 16, 2013 at the 700 block of Saluda Avenue.
One of the female victims told police that they were approached by armed robbers while they walked down a dark alleyway heading to a local bar in Five Points.
The suspects are accused of pushing the female victims to the ground at gunpoint and stealing wallets, purses, cell phones and car keys.
A few minutes later, officers were able to locate the suspects using a tracking device on one of the victim's iPhones.
Deputies say the "Find My iPhone" tracking device led officers to a grassy area by the swimming pool on East Chapel Street, where they located all three suspects sitting in a car that matched the description the victims provided.
Officers also recovered some of the stolen items.
The suspects were transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.