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Police say victim tracked stolen iPhone down through iCloud

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Granville Cobble (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Granville Cobble (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say an enterprising woman used technology and determination to track down her stolen iPhone -- and the man who allegedly had it.

According to an arrest warrant, someone broke into the woman's car while it was parked at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. Her iPhone was stolen during the break in.

The woman reported the theft to Louisville Metro Police, but officers say she didn't stop there. She used Apple's iCloud storage and tracking system to track her phone all the way to the Cell Phone & Computer Hospital, a tech store near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road.

Police say 56-year-old Granville Cobble had tried to sell the iPhone to the store, but store employees refused to purchase it because Cobble did not know the password.

Police spoke with store employees, who identified Cobble as a regular patron of the store. Police say the store also provided a photo of Cobble to investigators.

The value of the phone exceeded $500.

Police arrested Cobble on Tuesday and charged him with theft.

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