Suspected Phone Thieves Sent Selfies To Owner Via Cloud

Story By: Joseph GolderSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash

These are the selfies shared by the police of three men suspected of stealing a mobile phone that then auto uploaded them to its owner via the cloud.

The police have yet to apprehend the suspects and in a rare case in the country with strict privacy laws, the Austrian public prosecutor’s office in Innsbruck has authorised police to share these images with the public in a bid to identify them.

The police in the Pradl district of Innsbruck have been looking for the suspects since February, when the phone was stolen in a car park at a nightclub on Amraser street.


The suspects took these pictures with the phone and the police were able to save them after they were automatically uploaded to the cloud.

Anyone who recognises the suspects can contact the Pradl police by calling: (+43) (0) 59 133 75 87 – 100.

Callers can also contact any other Austrian police station with information, even confidential information, according to local media.


The identity of the victim of the phone theft has not been identified. The make and model of the phone has also not been reported.

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