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New Jersey sex offender steals iPhone from Manhattan PATH station, is tracked down with an app, cops say

Port Authority Police cuffed a registered sex offender from New Jersey for allegedly stealing an iPhone in a Manhattan train station Saturday morning.

sex offender new jersey iphone Port Authority Police cuffed Glen Tyson, a registered sex offender from New Jersey, for allegedly stealing an iPhone in a Manhattan train station Saturday morning.
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Port Authority Police cuffed a registered sex offender from New Jersey for allegedly stealing an iPhone in a Manhattan train station Saturday morning.

Cops said Glen Tyson, 38, stole an iPhone out of someone's pocket inside the 14th Street PATH station before he was tracked down with Apple's Find My iPhone application around 8:30 a.m.

Tyson, who has nine prior felony convictions and 17 prior arrests, fled the city on a PATH train after his image was captured on surveillance video following the theft, police said.

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Port Authority Police pursued him to the intersection of Montgomery Street and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City using the GPS-locator app, cops said.

As uniformed officers approached Tyson, the stolen iPhone began pinging in his hand, police said.

Tyson, who also has an outstanding warrant from New Jersey's Hudson County, was arrested without incident and charged with receiving stolen property.

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