|Updated: 7/12/2012 5:40 pm
||Published: 7/12/2012 3:57 pm
CONWAY, AR - Police think someone broke into Potter Motors on Oak Street in Conway and stole about $3000 worth of accessories and two cars -- a Cadillac Deville and a Volvo V70.
"Guys decide they need something that you've got," said Potter Motors President Gary Potter, "then they basically take the liberty to try to come and get it from ya."
But what the thieves didn't realize is that the stolen Volvo had a GPS. Potter tracked the car using a website connected to the GPS and relayed the information to police.
"It gives us the time as to when we did this locate, and the first time that morning I remember specifically was 9:43," Potter said while using the GPS website, "and it was pushing noon by the time we actually apprehended them out on I-40."
In the end, Potter got his accessories back as well as the cars. Cedric Criswell and William Carter got a ride to jail.
Said Potter, "I'm sure once they were pulled over it was like 'wow, why did I pick a car that had a GPS on it?' Otherwise it would have been much more difficult to recover the merchandise."
Police arrested Carter and Criswell near the 129 westbound exit on I-40 in Conway.
Carter is charged with commercial burglary, theft by receiving, and theft of property. Criswell is charged with theft by receiving.