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Man charged in cellphone robbery after police say he accidentally emailed his photo to victim

Posted May 29, 2013 2:59 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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It doesn't necessarily take a device-tracking application to find a stolen cellphone in the hands of an alleged thief.

Authorities say a New York man made the job easy by snapping his own photo on a stolen smartphone, reports the New York Daily News.

The device was set up so that photos automatically were sent to the owner's email account.

Police used the photo to identify a suspect, Albert Wilson, 19. He has now been arrested and charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.

Hat tip: New York Post.

See also

ABAJournal.com: "Should the cellphone industry do more to end the trade in stolen smartphones?"

New York Times (reg. req.): "Theft of an iPhone Sets Off a Cinematic High-Speed Chase"

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