After walking into a local bank and demanding money, Angelique Guillory knew she would have the police looking for her. But instead of trying to get as far away from the scene of the crime as possible, Guillory chose to hide out for a while until things cooled down.Her hiding spot? A trash can a few blocks away from the bank she just robbed.What Guillory didn’t know, however, was that she had been tricked from the beginning, and the police knew her exact the location the entire time. When she went into the bank and held up the teller, she also became the guinea pig of the city’s newest weapon against bank robbers: a tiny GPS tracker hidden in the bag of money she stole.
“The device was given with the money,” Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said. “That’s all I will say about it.”
The police are reluctant to give too much information about the GPS tracker, as they fear robbers will learn how to look for it; but what has been disclosed is that it is so small that robbers would need to go through each stack of bills to find it.
This tiny GPS tracker has already been used in other parts of the country to catch bank robbers, but this is the first time that it has been used in Buffalo, New York so far. And after this trial run, you can be confident that the police will continue to use these tiny GPS trackers to catch criminals.