App leads to stolen iPad, 5 suspects nabbed near Houston

FILE. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — An app for locating an iPad has led to a chase and five people arrested after the device was stolen from a Houston-area home.

Missouri City police on Monday caught the suspects following a chase that ended in neighboring Stafford.

A woman reported her iPad and other personal items were swiped earlier Monday in a burglary in Missouri City. The victim tracked her iPad using the Find My iPhone app, helping lead police to the device and the suspects in a nearby location.

Investigators say the five suspects drove away but crashed into another vehicle during the pursuit.

Authorities didn’t immediately release arrest information on the three men and two women. A message left with Missouri City police wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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