Police: Phone thief takes selfie with stolen cell, uploads it to Google

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Cops are hunting a guy who they say swiped a man’s phone in Ditmas Park on Oct. 24, before using the cell to take a selfie that was instantly uploaded onto the victim’s Google account.

The victim told police that he was pulling into the Beverly Road station aboard a Coney Island-bound Q train at 5:45 am, when the suspect snatched the Galaxy S3 from his hands and fled as the train doors opened.

Police caught a break in the case after the suspect’s image suddenly appeared in the victim’s Google account, which was linked to his phone, according to authorities.

Police ask anyone who recognizes either of them to call (800) 577–8477, or submit tips by logging onto or by texting 274637, followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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