DETECTIVES used the Find My iPhone app to track mobile phones stolen from three 16-year-old boys as they walked to a friend’s place in Edithvale, 1am, Sunday 4 March.
Earlier, an older boy had called out to the trio asking for cigarettes. Five or six teenagers, aged 16-18, then ran across Edithvale Road and demanded their phones and cash. They stole $40 and a black Nike jacket from one of the boys, and two phones from the others after grabbing their collars.
Protective services officers who saw the incident called police as the attackers ran towards Vincent Street. The offenders are described as Caucasian with the main offender wearing a black hoodie.
The discarded phones were later found at the corner of Vincent Street and Joffre Avenue.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.