Monday, June 18, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE -- A cellphone tracking device helped police track down a Snellville teen accused of robbing a delivery man of his phone, GPS and chicken wings last week.
Gwinnett County police said a delivery driver for Joe's to Goes in Snellville was dispatched to Highpoint Road late Thursday with 50 wings and some French fries. The address led him to a vacant house.
As he was returning to his car to leave, authorities said, 17-year-old Karl Render Rickmon approached him with a semi-automatic handgun drawn. The Shiloh High School student reportedly forced the driver to the ground and took his cellphone, a GPS, some cash and the food.
The victim didn't get a good look at his assailant, but his stolen cellphone eventually helped crack the case, police said.
After returning to Joe's to Goes and contacting police, the victim was able to use a computer to pull up a tracking device installed on his phone. That led police to Rickmon's home on the 2500 block of Northbrook Road.
In Rickmon's room, police found the phone and everything else reported stolen from the delivery driver, including the chicken wings, according to an incident report.
Rickmon was arrested and charged with armed robbery, theft by taking and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He later confessed to the robbery, police said.
Jail records show Rickmon is being held without bond.