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Burglary suspect's GPS monitor leads to arrest

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 08 2012 03:11:26 PM CDT
LOS ANGELES -

Los Angeles police have arrested a burglary suspect after tracing his movements from a GPS monitor he wore while allegedly commiting the crime.

A police statement says 48-year-old Wilbert Matheney was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing a laptop computer from a woman in a Sylmar home in August.

Neighbors told detectives that the burglar's description matched that of a local man and mentioned that there was a group home for sexual offenders two blocks away.

Investigators determined that many of the convicted sex offenders in the home — including Matheney — wore monitors. Police say data from Matheny's ankle bracelet put him in the home at the time of the burglary.

He's being held without bail.