After a gardener's truck was stolen, along with his rent money, cell phone, and equipment, officers stepped in and paid to replace it all

Officers show off the replacement equipment they bought.

(CNN)On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Adrian Salgado was starting off his day as a gardener in Santa Ana, California, just outside Los Angeles. It was a day like any other.

But then thieves stole his Toyota pickup truck, cell phone and landscaping equipment, along with $1,000 of rent money he'd been saving up for months.
He chased after the two men on foot, but they drove off in the truck.
Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department, said Salgado let his daughter, Elizabeth, know what had happened. She called 911.

    The chase

    The officers tracked down the truck with Elizabeth's help, using her Find My iPhone app, according to Bertagna.