U-connect Tracking APP

'U-Connect' app stops Phoenix thief in his tracks

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Michelle Barr was inside AZ Auto RV when she heard police sirens and helicopters above her business. Next thing she knew, her truck and trailer were being driven away.

“We didn't know what was going on," said Michelle Barr.

Surveillance cameras caught the crook as he ditched the first car he had allegedly stolen in Phoenix earlier, and then ran over to Barr’s truck, opened the door and drove off.

"A pretty big knucklehead, but at least he knew how to drive it and didn't damage it," said Devon Smith.

While giving police a description of the trailer, Barr's and Smith’s cell phones buzzed. The "u-connect" app let them know where the stolen truck was.

"We were able to locate it in the parking lot at Stapley and the 60," said Barr.

"I locked the doors and then set off the horn and alarm," said Smith.

The tracking app came with the truck when Smith bought it and he is now thankful he kept up the membership.

"I’m so glad technology, nowadays, it saved us time and worry of something happening. It was awesome," said Smith.

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