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Wichita carjacking victim uses phone app to find stolen car

January 21, 2020 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was attacked and had her car stolen at a Wichita church used an app to help police find her car and two suspects in the case.

The 53-year-old victim was walking into Trinity Lutheran Church in Wichita Sunday when when two people attacked her and drove away with her Ford Escape, KAKE-TV reported.

On Monday, she called 911 and said she was tracking the vehicle with a Ford app, Officer Charley Davidson said. Police tracked the vehicle to a Quik Trip and arrested Ryan Dittmer, 21, and an 18-year-old. Dittmer was booked into jail on possible charges of aggravated robbery and a state parole violation. The 18-year-old who was in the vehicle was not arrested.

The investigation is ongoing.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Dittmer is on parole for theft and criminal possession of a weapon.