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Man arrested for stealing electronics at Covington home


New Orleans -- A Franklinton man was arrested for stealing electronics from a Covington woman. The incident occurred Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the 600 block of West 24th Ave in Covington.

According to police, the woman was carrying three bags and two children from her home to her vehicle in her driveway. She placed the bags on the ground while strapping her children in the vehicle. The woman drove off forgetting the bags on the ground. Once she realized her mistake, she turned around and returned to her home to retrieve her bags. When she arrived at her home, the bags were missing. An Ipad, Iphone and camera were inside the bags that were taken. She contacted police, once she realized the bags were gone.

Detectives were able to track the missing electronics using tracker applications installed on the Iphone and Ipad. Police tracked the items to Poole Avenue in Covington, where they were located in a pickup truck. Officers found the owner of the truck, who was identified as 55-year-old Robert Warren. Warren confessed to taking the woman's property and was arrested and booked in the St. Tammany Parish Jail. The electronics were returned to the woman.

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