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Burglars betrayed by phone “selfie”

Criminals’ escape attempt easily foiled after police see image on forgotten mobile phone

A BURGLAR and his accomplice were arrested shortly after fleeing the scene of a break-in in Rouen - because he forgot to pick up his mobile phone.

Worse, the criminal, who was already known to police, had taken a “selfie” on the phone and set it as his background “wallpaper”.

The pair were spotted leaving a waterfront property in the city carrying a TV and other electrical items. When challenged, they fled the scene, but forgot to pick up the incriminating telephone before making their escape.

They were arrested shortly afterwards, and have been sentenced to jail terms by a judge at the city’s criminal courts.

Photo: Abir Anwar

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