NASHUA, N.H. (CBS) – A Nashua, New Hampshire man found his own stolen GPS for sale online and then helped police catch the thief on Monday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.
Andy Cuthbertson told police his GPS had been stolen out of his wife’s car sometime earlier in the day. So, he went to Craigslist to look for it and found one that looked identical to the one that was taken.
WBZ-TV’s New Hampshire Bureau Chief Lauren Leamancyzk reports:
Cuthbertson then agreed to meet with 24-year-old Kyle Ramalho at the Dunkin Donuts on Candia Road in Manchester to “purchase” his GPS. When the man recognized the GPS as the one that was stolen by matching up the serial numbers, he confronted Ramalho about it.
“The suspect immediately put his car into reverse and tried to back out of the parking lot area, nearly caught the victim and almost knocked him down,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier of the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department.
“He hit me with the door. I started to fall down, grabbed the door handle…didn’t want to get run over,” said Cuthbertson.
Cuthbertson was then able to jump into Ramalho’s car and after a brief struggle, shift the car into park. He managed to restrain the suspect until police arrived.
“I said, ‘You’re going to jail dummy,'” said Cuthbertson.
Police found a number of other stolen items in Ramalho’s car, including the victim’s DVD player.