Coachella crowds urged to keep cellphones safe

INDIO CA- APRIL 15 Festivalgoers attend the Gobi tent during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at Emp

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The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival closed with hundreds of people claiming their iPhones had been stolen. Police who were tasked with keeping the peace at the event noticed that numerous reports were centered around one tent in particular, and when several iPhone owners alerted authorities that their Find My iPhone tool was pointing them in the same direction, they closed in. According to a statement from the Indio Police Department, several of the concertgoers used the "Find My Phone" app to track down where their founds were, leading police to find Henao.

(CNN) - Move over Scooby Doo gang. Henao has been arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

Police say Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, 36, was arrested for robbing more than 100 cellphones. "One of the common threads was that they were all losing their phones at the Sahara tent".

Indio Police advise concertgoers to place their wallets or phones in their front pocket and to put an elastic band around their belongings to stop them sliding out. They pretty much included halter tops, feathers, short shorts and the most retro frames you can find. Henao didn't turn off the phones after taking them, which allowed users to pinpoint his location. But the real takeaway here is this: Never come between a Coachella attendee and their Instagram.

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