Stolen smart phone takes picture of thief and sends to owner

The Metropolitan Police have released a photo of a man after the mobile phone he just stole took a picture of him and emailed it back to the owner without the unsuspecting thief ever realising.

The theft took place on August 5th 2015 at around 2pm in Leyton, East London, a 25-year-old female was pushed to the ground and had her HTC smart phone nicked from her whilst holding it.

Later in the day, the thief entered the wrong password in the phone to unlock it – that triggered the phone’s security software to use the camera to snap a “selfie” of the unsuspecting thief and email it back to the owner.

One app that performs such a task for the Android operating system is Lockwatch, this is on the Google Play store.

You can Download it here: Google Play Store
(please note, we are not affiliated with the makers of the above app, please use at your own risk)

Anyone with information or knows the identify of the thief is asked to call the Metropolitan Police at Waltham Forest on 101 – quoting reference 4915903/15.
Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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