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Couple tracks thief with app, finds stolen items

Posted at 10:32 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 01:32:15-04

A Carlsbad mom says her heart was pounding the whole time, as she and her husband went on the hunt for a thief.

On Saturday morning, Anita Bigby walked out of her home on Sitio Tejo to find her minivan ransacked.

Among the items stolen from the car, were he kids' iPads.  

Bigby says she immediately checked her "Find My iPhone" app, which can also track iPads, and discovered the iPads were less than one mile away.

That’s when she and her husband jumped into the minivan and drove straight for the location, leading to a dramatic showdown.