kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Local

Richmond Undercover Police Arrest Pair Allegedly Selling Stolen iPad Back To Owner

View Comments
Apple Unveils Updated iPad In San Francisco

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Undercover police officers arrested a man and his daughter in Richmond on Thursday after the pair allegedly tried to sell back a stolen iPad to its rightful owner, police said.

Bobby Alexander, 58, and his daughter Victoria Alexander, 31, were arrested when they showed up at the McDonald’s restaurant at 2301 MacDonald Ave. on Thursday to meet the owner of an iPad that was stolen from a Richmond home, Richmond police Capt. Bisa French said.

The meeting was arranged when the owner of the iPad used an app to send a message to the device and asked whoever had it to return the iPad in exchange for a cash reward.

When he got a message back suggesting a meeting, the owner contacted police.

Instead of selling the iPad as planned, the suspects were met Thursday by undercover Richmond police officers, and arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, French said.

French said Bobby Alexander was on felony probation and that a search of his home turned up several more laptops, although investigators have not determined if those electronics were also reported stolen.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,923 other followers