Carjacking victim uses GPS tracker to find suspects

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Police find suspects hiding under shopping carts after attempted carjacking on Houston's southside (KTRK)

Police said two men are in custody, accused of carjacking a woman on Houston's south side.

The car was stolen from Alice Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the woman's boyfriend used a GPS tracking app to locate the car at an apartment complex on Old Spanish Trail.

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Man finds stolen car using GPS app

Christopher Debase told the carjackers, who attacked him in the stairwell near his apartment, to take his car and his phone when one of them put a gun in his face.

"Whatever you want," Debase said he told them. "You can have it. Just don't shoot me, man. I've got a newborn. "

He told Eyewitness news he ran upstairs an immediately called police. He told them his car was equipped with a GPS tracking device. Police acted quickly and Debase is grateful.

Officers arrived and found the car, but the two suspects took off running.

Police later found them hiding under shopping carts in a field nearby.

"Kudos to those guys," he said of the responding officers. "They did their job. We need more like them. "

The suspects are 25-year-old Steven Davis and 17-year-old Kevon Mills. Both are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Both were out on bond at the time for previous criminal charges.

Police say Debase handled the frightening situation the right way. He didn't risk his life for his property and he let the professionals handle the pursuit.

"Get that tracking device," said Debase. "Don't fight for anything material. Your life is more important than anything material. Get that tracking device and let them have it."
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