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Prosecutors: Hazel Crest robber tracked by iPad he stole

MarvL. Jones Jr.  |  Mount Prospect police booking mug

Marvin L. Jones Jr. | Mount Prospect police booking mug

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Updated: January 10, 2014 6:23AM



A Hazel Crest man allegedly stole more than $88,000 worth of Apple products and cellphones during a holdup in a Mount Prospect Sprint store but quickly was arrested after authorities used a GPS from an iPad he allegedly took to track him at the Markham courthouse.

Marvin L. Jones Jr., 25, and another man walked into the Sprint store Tuesday and ordered the three people inside into a bathroom while they stole 46 Apple products and 134 cellphones totaling $88,400, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.

Jones allegedly was armed with a handgun.

Jones, of Hazel Crest, was tracked by the GPS from one of the stolen iPads at the Markham courthouse Saturday where he was scheduled to appear for a court hearing, authorities said.

It was unclear what Jones was supposed to be in court for.

Jones was positively identified by the victims, prosecutors said.

Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Jones held in lieu of $200,000 bail Saturday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for armed robbery.

Contributing: Allison Horton



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