Gotcha! Dopey thief caught on victim’s camera

The image of the man wanted by police in connection with the theft of the phone.

The image of the man wanted by police in connection with the theft of the phone.

This is the moment a thief unknowingly sent a picture of himself trying to unlock a stolen phone – to the man he pinched it from.

Thanks to an app on the victim’s smartphone, when the hapless thief tried five times unsuccessfully to get past the device’s security settings, it took a picture and emailed it straight to the rightful owner.

After trying unsuccessfully to identify the culprit, now David Rushton is hoping a Gazette reader might be able to shed some light on who took his phone.

 

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