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Police credit a GPS tracking application on a stolen laptop for the arrests of three burglary suspects in west Salt Lake City.

The owner of the laptop told officers that the GPS locator showed the machine was at a home near 700 W. North Temple late Thursday night. Police went to the address, where residents told them a woman had just been there trying to sell them a laptop.

The witnesses told officers that the suspect was staying at a nearby motel. Police located the female there about 12:40 a.m. Friday, finding some stolen items from the break-in inside her backpack. She subsequently led them to her room, where officers found two males — and the laptop and other property stolen during the burglary.

Two males, ages 40 and 19, and the 43-year-old woman were arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of stolen property and possession methamphetamine.

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