JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two people are behind bars after police say an item they stole ultimately ended up leading to their capture.
Police are crediting iPhone technology with helping them nab a pair of alleged thieves.
"All the eyes on the stove were red hot so that shocked me right away," said Larry Bennett.
Bennett told Action News he knew instantly after arriving home Saturday morning that someone had been inside. Personal belongings were missing from every room of the house. And he says the crooks tried setting his home on fire.
"They took a flat-screen TV, they took my computer, microwave," he said.
He said the thieves didn't just go for top-dollar possessions -- also missing were his embroidered work shirt and toiletries.
But a stolen iPad ended up being Bennett's saving grace. When he realized it was gone too, he picked up his iPhone and, using an app, was able to track the iPad's location.
"It was over at Eureka Gardens," he said.
So with JSO officers in tow, they paid the apartment complex a visit. Police said as soon as they pulled up, Danyrell Floyd, 28, was sitting outside playing on Bennett's iPad.
Bennett said Christopher Deering, 25, then walked out wearing his shirt.
"My heart started pounding super hard and fast. Like, 'Wow there's my stuff,'" Bennett said.
And while most of his stuff is still missing, he's glad a little piece of technology was able to lead police right to the culprits.
"It really helped watching them get handcuffed and taken downtown," he said.
Both suspects are being charged with arson, burglary and dealing in stolen property.