Technology Aids Deputies in Burglary Investigation

NEWS RELEASE #: 16-200

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Miami duo Sunday when the 'Find My iPad' app helped deputies locate a woman's belongings after they were stolen from her vehicle.

Deputies responded to the report of a vehicle burglary at approximately 4:30 p.m., at the University Town Center in Sarasota. According to the victim, while she was inside shopping, her briefcase containing a laptop and iPad, were stolen from her car. The victim logged into the "Find My iPad" app from her phone which pinged the iPad to a location on Fruitville Road. Deputies tracked the device and made a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Cristian Kali, DOB 09/28/79, and occupied by Sofia Labbeurra, DOB 10/07/93. As deputies made contact with the duo, they noticed a black briefcase in plain sight. The victim then triggered an alarm on her iPad which made the device go off, inside the vehicle. Kali and Labbeurra were arrested without incident, however, both gave deputies false names.

Kali was charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance and Labbeurra was charged with Principal to Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance. Both were also charged with Providing False Identification to Law Enforcement. The Miami duo remains in custody with outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
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