Skip to comments.Robbery Suspect Tracked by GPS and Killed
Posted on 05/19/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT by csvset
Relying on a GPS device placed in a decoy pill bottle, police officers tracked an armed man suspected of robbing a pharmacy on Friday afternoon and fatally shot him during a confrontation on the Upper East Side, police officials said.
The decoy bottle was among a cache of drugs taken in an armed robbery about 1:30 p.m. from HealthSource Pharmacy, at Second Avenue and East 68th Street, according to a police official, who was not authorized to speak about the investigation.
The suspect, identified by the police as Scott Kato, 45, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was believed to have robbed pharmacies in New York City on at least four occasions since 2011, three times at the HealthSource drugstore.
He served about 12 years in prison for a 1990 conviction for sexual abuse and robbery and spent an additional 16 months in prison after violating parole twice, according to state records.
The police official said the GPS device helped lead the police to the man, who was confronted as his 2007 Jeep was stuck in traffic on a service road beneath the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive at East 96th Street.
As officers closed in, the man pointed a handgun in the direction of at least one of the officers; one or more of the officers opened fire, killing the man, the police said.
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Best news I’ve heard all day!
That’s just good police work. This is no different than a paintbomb or a tracking device in a bank tellers drawer.
So the bad guy got a gun in gun-free NYC...
“The decoy bottle was among a cache of drugs taken in an armed robbery...”
That is BRILLIANT! We’ve had a rash of meth-heads robbing our hometown and Walgreen’s pharmacies, as of late.
(This IS, ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan.’ If you build it, they WILL come!)
Actually, I like that idea for convenience stores & gas stations, too. Have some sort of GPS chip in a fake $50 bill and hand that to the robber.
I’m surprised they didn’t use a Drone and Cruise Missile!
I love a story with a happy ending!
Another enemy of society bites the dust.
Good riddance of this savage.
Last month a local pharmacist was shot and killed by a pill thief.
Note to self: After robbing the pharmacy, put all the bottles in a thick metal box.
Nah! Sounds like a perfect Democrat low education voter to me.
Well, one less Democrat voter for the Fall. A convicted felon? Doesn’t mean shit to the Dems. More of a qualification for a felon voter-rights restoration candidate.
Meanwhile, the worms are getting hungry.