Pa. cops: Robber took own photo with stolen phone

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 2:44 PM

Philadelphia police are confident that a photo of a suspected robber taken on a stolen cell phone will lead them to an arrest.

Police say a 20-year-old woman was robbed of her purse Oct. 7 in the city's Olney neighborhood. The purse had her cell phone inside.

The woman had programmed her phone so that it would automatically send photos taken on it to her home computer. Shortly after the robbery, she received a photo of a young man holding a large handgun to his head.

She told police it was the same man who robbed her.

Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said investigators "really appreciate him taking a picture of himself." Vanore says police hope to identify the man in the photo soon.

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Information from: Philadelphia Daily News, http://www.philly.com