A NY man stole more than 100 cellphones from fans at the Coachella music festival in California.
Police arrested a NY man accused of robbing more than 100 cellphones from attendees at the Coachella Art and Music Festival, officials said Monday.
Over 100 smartphones were stolen from attendees, with Indio Police saying that several of them activated the "Find my iPhone" app in order to find and follow the suspect. Many had been taking pictures of the event shortly before noticing their phones had gone missing.More news: Nokia 6 Users To Get Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update
The victims had been enjoying themselves at the three-day music and arts festival in Indio, California, over the weekend when they fell prey to opportunistic thief Henao. Eventually, he was detained by security. But at least one man was caught with over 100 stolen phones within the venue. "They turn in phones they find, wallets with cash in them". Once Indio police arrived at the scene, Henao-with a backpack full of more than 100 phones-was arrested.
The New York man faces charges of grand theft and possession of stolen property. He was released on $10,000 bail yesterday and ordered to appear before a Riverside County judge on May 26. Several of the victims got their devices back right there on the spot, however, while the rest were returned to lost and found to await their rightful owners, police reports say.