BERLIN, N.H. – Police say a GPS tracking application on a stolen cell phone helped them apprehend suspects accused in a rash of thefts from parked vehicles in New Hampshire.

State police say a hiker reported that a cell phone had been stolen from a vehicle parked near a trail.

The victim was able to log on to his free GPS application on a police laptop computer and track the phone to Berlin.

State police then used the GPS system to direct Berlin police to the site, where they found a group of about 12 juveniles.

With help from a U.S. Forest Service special agent, police identified four suspects.

Police say most of the stolen property was recovered and the four teens admitted to stealing the items or receiving them.