Original URL: https://www.theregister.com/2007/01/19/gps_thieves_busted/

NY GPS thieves tracked and cuffed

'At the next junction, go straight to jail'

By Lester Haines

Posted in Channel, 19th January 2007 20:04 GMT

Three master criminals who stole 14 GPS units from cars in a New York garage hadn't considered the possibility of a satellite-guided police bust, Tom's Guide reports.

In mitigation, we should note that the trio thought they were stealing mobile phones from the Town of Babylon Public Works in Lindenhurst when they lifted 14 devices. Kurt Husfeldt, 46, his 13-year-old son and 20-year-old Steven Mangiapanella were soon put straight when officers busted the former on his doorstep.

Husfeldt senior was arrested on a criminal possession of stolen property rap. The other two perps were cuffed on grand larceny charges. ®