Sylmar burglar nabbed with help of GPS bracelet


Wilbert Matheney is accused of sneaking into a home on the 13400 block of Bradley Avenue on Aug. 30. After confronting a 48-year-old woman, he fled with a computer. Because he is a sex offender, Matheney is required to wear a GPS monitoring device.

Working on a tip, police checked his GPS data and determined he was inside the woman's home at the time of the burglary.

"Lo and behold, the GPS tracker put Matheny in the victim's home on the date and at the time of the burglary," said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon in a statement.

Matheny was arrested on Thursday and booked for residential burglary. He is being held without bail.

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