A GPS tracking device led to the arrests of three people for robbing a bank in Wilson, North Carolina, in November 2014. Two of the men had robbed the PNC Bank. They were found in the trunk of a rental car by police, who tracked the signal from the GPS device one of the robbers inadvertently picked up when he grabbed the cash. They were found with $1,579 on them, as well as a firearm.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wilson Police Department investigated the case. The three men, ages 58, 57 and 41, have pleaded guilty to various charges, including bank robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and aiding and abetting.