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Accused busted in armed robbery thanks to cellphone left at Florida crime scene

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Police in St. Petersburg, Fla. have made an arrest in an armed robbery and carjacking.

As the alleged perp left his cellphone behind, it wasn’t that tough a case to crack.

Daemeion Grady, 24, a St. Petersburg resident, was charged this week in an armed burglary and carjacking incident that occurred in April.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, he was also charged with resisting arrest and faces multiple drug charges, including possession of controlled substances — methamphetamine and crack cocaine — with intent to sell..

Police in Pinellas County were called April 20 by a citizen who found an early morning burglar in his kitchen.

The intruder was armed with the home owner’s replica Samurai sword.

The would-be thief ordered the homeowner to help carry a hamper full of stolen items from the residence to the homeowner’s truck, which was then stolen.

 <p>We apologize, but this video has failed to load.</p>    <iframe frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/v0s7YgmCnKQ?embed_config={'relatedChannels': [],'autonav':true}&autoplay=0&playsinline=1&enablejsapi=1" width="480"> </iframe>  <p>Investigating officers found a cellphone at the scene, according to the <a href="https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-accused-florida-burglar-left-cellphone-crime-scene-20210517-xv3m3qh4uvfpfhtzl7e3bi7ir4-story.html">N.Y. Daily News</a>, got a search warrant, and discovered the suspect’s identity from photos and videos on the device.</p> <p>Grady was identified as the owner of the phone and arrested. He has a lengthy arrest history on previous robbery and drugs charges.</p> <p>Police also allegedly lifted his fingerprints from the Samurai sword.</p>

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