French crook busted by selfie

13th August 2015, Comments 0 comments

A thief who stole a smartphone in France decided the best thing to do with his newly acquired toy was to take a series of selfies -- not realising the photos were being uploaded directly to the victim's computer.

The 22-year-old was quickly apprehended after inadvertently identifying himself to the victim, who went straight to the police with the incriminating evidence.

The thief was a repeat offender and was already serving several suspended jail sentences, said authorities in Rochefort, eastern France.

He was sent down for a total of 31 months in prison on Wednesday.


© 2015 AFP

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