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Alert Neighbor & iPhone Foil Tulsa Robbery

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"Because of you guys, I have something to come home too," Wanda told officers as she gave them the brownies. "Because of you guys, I have something to come home too," Wanda told officers as she gave them the brownies.
Tamar Blair and Curtis Barnes were arrested by Tulsa Police shortly after the incident. Tamar Blair and Curtis Barnes were arrested by Tulsa Police shortly after the incident.
Wanda's front door was kicked in when she came home from work recently. Burglars had kicked it in and made off with her two flat screen TV's, her laptops, her pistol and her digital camera and camcorder. Wanda's front door was kicked in when she came home from work recently. Burglars had kicked it in and made off with her two flat screen TV's, her laptops, her pistol and her digital camera and camcorder.
A neighbor followed the robbers to where they were unloading the stolen property and An iPhone App called iOwn had all the serial numbers and pictures of the lost property A neighbor followed the robbers to where they were unloading the stolen property and An iPhone App called iOwn had all the serial numbers and pictures of the lost property

By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

An iPhone and an alert neighbor helped a Tulsa woman recover her stolen property and restore her faith in mankind.

It is the perfect combination of new technology and human kindness. When thieves stole thousands in electronics from a Tulsa resident named Wanda, her neighbor followed them home so police could find them and Wanda identified her belongings with an app on her I-phone.

Wanda's front door was kicked in when she came home from work recently.

Burglars had kicked it in and made off with her two flat screen TV's, her laptops, her pistol and her digital camera and camcorder.

"They pulled in, loaded up, left and came back and loaded up again," Wanda said.

A kind neighbor followed the men the first time, but, lost them they were driving so fast.

He followed them the second time and he stayed with them all the way to this home, then police were notified.

"What he did meant everything, it caught them. They won't rob anybody else," Wanda said.

Police arrested Curtis Barnes and Tamar Blair, but, say there were lots of electronics in the house, which could have meant a big delay in figuring out what belonged to Wanda, except she had bought an app on her I-phone called iOwn and had entered all her serial numbers, model  numbers, prices and even pictures of her belongings.

"They were extremely impressed, very impressed with that. I handed it to them and they said, that makes it a lot easier," Wanda said.

Police had all but two of Wanda's stolen items back to her within five hours.

She was so appreciative; she baked a big batch of brownies and took them to the Gilcrease station to thank the officers in person.

"Because of you guys, I have something to come home too," Wanda told officers as she gave them the brownies.

Wanda says she has her Christmas back and with it, her faith in mankind, proving no matter how hard grinches in the world try, they can't steal kindness.

Wanda told The News On 6 that she saw a story Lori Fullbright had done suggesting people record all their information about their belongings in case it's ever stolen and that's why she did it.

The application costs $4.99 and is found in the productivity category of the app store.

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