Burglar caught via cell phone app is sentenced

Todd Black

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A burglar caught thanks to an app is going to state prison.

38-year-old Todd James Black of Rochester was sentenced Monday to 27 months, with credit for 119 days already served, and ordered to pay $29,225 in restitution.  He pleaded guilty to one count of 3rd degree burglary after being arrested in August, 2015.

Authorities tracked him down after homeowners used a cell phone app to locate some of their stolen electronics.

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