Buffalo police officers used the “Find my iPhone” app to track down two suspected thieves who stole cell phones at gunpoint Monday, police said.
The victims were robbed in the first block of Floss Street.
Raquan Weeden, 19, of Grider Street and his unidentified juvenile cohort, a Millicent Street resident, were arrested in the 1100 block of East Ferry Street about an hour or so later. Weeden and his cohort both had one of their victim’s cell phones when arrested, police. Weeden was also found with a bag of marijuana. Police did not find a handgun on the pair.
Both were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and obstructing governmental administration, Weeden was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. Weeden remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Tuesday morning. The juvenile suspect was reportedly sent to a youth detention facility.