APD uses tracking device to locate stolen car, suspects

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says a tracking device helped them find a stolen car and arrested the people who took it. The owner called the police Thursday and said their car was stolen but they had a Tile tracking device. Detectives tracked it down on the west side.


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They found the car with 29-year-old Xavier Wells and 29-year-old Monica Zamora inside near Coors and Ellison. Officers are encouraging drivers to use tracking devices like Tile or Apple Air Tag and place them where thieves can’t see them.

“We’re encouraging people if they have these kinds of devices and they want to use them on their vehicles, to go ahead and use them but please be careful, we don’t want to people to chase after stolen vehicles or chase after them themselves, please call police,” said APD Communications Director Gilbert Gallegos.

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