Police seek man pictured on stolen smart phone

Gazette: Police seek man who took selfie on stolen phone Police seek man who took selfie on stolen phone

A SECURITY device in a stolen smart phone has taken a photo of a man using it.

The HTC phone was taken from the boy’s coat pocket when he was walking through Wivenhoe Park at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 10.

An in-built security feature was activated on the mobile which then sent the image to the owner’s email.

He then provided this image to officers.

The man in the photo, who the police are now trying to trace, is white and has thick eyebrows.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Joe Self from the Neighbourhood Crime Team on 101.

 

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3:11pm Mon 5 May 14

angryman!!! says...

Cheers for the description I could never had guessed he was white with thick eye brows from the picture. Give up journalism and become a detictive
Cheers for the description I could never had guessed he was white with thick eye brows from the picture. Give up journalism and become a detictive angryman!!!
  • Score: 6

8:16pm Mon 5 May 14

oOI Daza IOo says...

What kind of baboon takes a selfie on a stolen smartphone?

Chances are the Student has a Find My Phone style app, just use that maybe?
What kind of baboon takes a selfie on a stolen smartphone? Chances are the Student has a Find My Phone style app, just use that maybe? oOI Daza IOo
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Mon 5 May 14

PROOFREADER says...

Does PC Joe Self take selfies too?
Does PC Joe Self take selfies too? PROOFREADER
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Mon 5 May 14

Zaffre says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ess
ex-27283885 The BBC report explains that the phone has a security device that takes a photo and emails it to the phone's owner if the wrong pin is entered to unlock the phone. This sounds a most excellent idea that all phones should have.
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-27283885 The BBC report explains that the phone has a security device that takes a photo and emails it to the phone's owner if the wrong pin is entered to unlock the phone. This sounds a most excellent idea that all phones should have. Zaffre
  • Score: 8

10:40pm Mon 5 May 14

jut1972 says...

Lots of apps do this for free (e.g. cerberus) but this guys obviously an idiot as well as a thief.
Lots of apps do this for free (e.g. cerberus) but this guys obviously an idiot as well as a thief. jut1972
  • Score: 7

8:36am Tue 6 May 14

jammin says...

lookout is a good app for this
lookout is a good app for this jammin
  • Score: 3

11:40am Tue 6 May 14

JCoe1980 says...

Looks eastern European! With so many in Colchester these days it could take a while to find him!
Looks eastern European! With so many in Colchester these days it could take a while to find him! JCoe1980
  • Score: -2

12:17pm Tue 6 May 14

oOI Daza IOo says...

AVG is definitely the best app, you can remotely lock the phone, wipe it and emit an alarm on the phone, as well as use the locate app which tells you precisely where the phone is.

Apps for Smartphones get better everyday!
AVG is definitely the best app, you can remotely lock the phone, wipe it and emit an alarm on the phone, as well as use the locate app which tells you precisely where the phone is. Apps for Smartphones get better everyday! oOI Daza IOo
  • Score: 0

8:43pm Tue 6 May 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

what a dick head
what a dick head Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 1

6:58am Wed 7 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

What a wally!
What a wally! MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 1

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