Man charged in cellphone robbery after police say he accidentally emailed his photo to victim
Posted May 29, 2013 07:59 pm CDT
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.
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”