Did a mobile app help a trio of burglars?

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The latest Wheel of Justice report looks at a business burglary in Treme that happened early in the morning on May 5th. According to police, a trio of burglars broke into the Community 6 Grocery in the 1900 block of Orleans Avenue. Police say the trio disabled the alarm system, but a signal was still sent to the monitoring company.  You might think that the clock would start ticking for the thieves’ arrests.  But if you check out the security camera footage from inside the store, you’ll see one of the thieves listening to his smartphone. According to the owner of the store, detectives believe the man may have been listening to a mobile app for cell phones that allows people to monitor police radio traffic.  If that’s true, then the burglars might have been able to know in advance if police were on their way.  They could also have a better idea of how long they could safely stay inside the store.
While inside the business, the burglars were able to locate the store’s cash box.  They also brought bolt cutters and a saw to break away the store’s ATM from its anchors.  But they were unable to remove the machine. Surveillance video shows all of it.  Click on the video button above to see! If you’ve got a tip about this case or any other, you should phone in a tip to CrimeStoppers.  You don’t have to reveal your name or testify, and you could get a cash reward. So far, more than 300 people have been booked after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice! WheelOfJusticeGfx

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