Bethesda robberies: 14-year-old charged in four burglaries, two attempted ones

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Trying to bust an alleged teenage burglar? Yes, there's apparently an app for that.

Montgomery County Police say that a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a string of robberies in a Bethesda neighborhood, and detectives say the tracking software led police to a missing phone, and subsequently the suspect.

The path to finding the suspect began on May 9, when the resident of a home in the 5000 block of Keokuk Street in Bethesda reported that his home had been burglarized. One of the items that had been stolen was an iPad, which was tracked down using the "Find My iPad" app.

After nailing down the location of the tablet computer at the suspect's home, police were able to arrest the boy.

Upon further investigation, detectives say the 14-year-old admitted to committing four other burglaries and another attempted burglary. The crimes occurred between May 1 and May 10 on Greenway Drive, Little Falls Drive, Westport Road, Keokuk Street and Brookdale Road in Bethesda.

Furthermore, police say the bicycle the boy was using while committing the burglaries was stolen as well.