This man emailed a selfie to a woman whose phone had just been stolen

Tuesday 18 August 2015 13:50

File this one under criminal mastermind.

The Metropolitan Police want help identifying a man (picture below) they want to speak to in connection with a robbery.

The 25-year-old victim was pushed to the floor from behind while she walked down Westdown Road, Leyton, in north-east London on August 5, at around 2pm.

Her HTC smartphone was snatched from her hand and later that day attempts were made to access the phone.

Police said:

Attempts later that day to access the phone were made. By entering an incorrect password this triggered the phone's front facing camera to take a 'selfie' photograph which was emailed to the victim.

Some apps automatically email pictures to a registered email address when a passcode is incorrectly entered.

Anyone with information or who can identify this man is asked to call police at Waltham Forest on 101 quoting reference 4915903/15. Alternatively, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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