Burglars Caught By Pic Taken on Stolen Phone

Contributing Writer
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At least two men broke into a house in Portland and robbed the couple who lived there. Among the electronics and other bits and pieces stolen, was a Motorola DROID. The criminals snapped several photographs after the robbery and shortly after, these photos ended up in the hands of local police.

What the thieves didn't know was that the owner of the phone had installed a third party application called Lookout. The app automatically backs up all photographs to a server each night so when the couple saw the photos, they were able to pass them on to police.

According to the Wilsonville Spokesman, the photos led to the arrest and charging of one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. Police believe there may have been others involved and are still investigating.

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