Their stolen iPhones led investigators to Barnes and Bolden. Prosecutors said Barnes sold one phone to a store and the second was found at a residence, where authorities arrested him.
During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors said GPS data tracked Wu’s phone. A court order permitted authorities to listen in on Barnes’ telephone calls.
Authorities heard him talking to Bolden and appear to acknowledge their roles in the crime, according to prosecutors.
The call was played during a preliminary hearing, and in one part Barnes described an incident in which he and Bolden "ran up on them little Asian people" while alluding to shooting the phone's owner.