A spokesperson for the El Cerrito Police Department has said that while they still don’t know the identity of a woman who stole a cell phone in a strong-arm robbery, they do know what she looks like.
Why? Because the cell phone thief took a small pile of selfies—and those snapshots were uploaded to the victim’s cloud.
The incident took place on Nov. 5, according to a report by the Contra Costa Times, when a 15 year-old high school student was “walking and talking on her cell phone.” At some point, a car pulled up next to her and the suspect hopped out and demanded the girl turn over her backpack and phone.
The girl refused, they said, at which point the robber punched her and knocked her unconscious. She then proceeded to steal the items she’d previously demanded.
The victim needed to be hospitalized, police said, and once she realized that her assailant had taken a bunch of selfies, and those selfies had been uploaded to her cloud, she called the police.
Police think it’s just a matter of time before the thief is identified.
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