Police in Portland were given a technological assist by Apple’s AirTag, after an armed robber unknowingly picked up the tracking device during a second theft.

An armed robbery in the 100 Block of Northwest Broadway in Portland, Oregon on Thursday involved the robbery of a store. The man, identified by police as Justin Johnston, used a gun to demand money from a staff member at the store, and took the victim’s cellphone and wallet.The police were able to use the phone to the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Pine Street, reports KATU2, seeing via surveillance video that he entered and left the Embassy Suites Hotel. Later in the day, hotel security contacted the police to say the suspect had returned to the hotel.

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