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Christmas Present Thieves Busted By Police GPS

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Local police are baiting Christmas present thieves with GPS-monitored packages on people's doorsteps, and it seems to be working.

Police in the city of Arcadia are leaving the booby-trapped packages around for thieves to find, then following the GPS signals back to suspects' houses, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. Cops in the SGV town so far have nabbed six grinches they think have been stealing Christmas cheer right off people's porches.

The most recent bust was this morning, when police noticed one of the packages had been lifted around 7:30 a.m. "Officers tracked the package and lcoated the two suspects within a few blocks of where the package was stolen," Arcadia Police Lt. Colleen Flores said.

They arrested two men, both of whom lived in neighboring El Monte, and booked them for grand theft. They're now in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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We would say that the county's orange jumpsuits are the best ugly Christmas sweaters in this case.