Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief


This image provided by Shreveport Police Department shows Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. Louisiana police are searching for Beverly, who reportedly stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud. The Shreveport Times reported Wednesday, July 18, 2018 that Beverly Jr. is charged with armed robbery. (Shreveport Police Department via AP)

This image provided by Shreveport Police Department shows Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. Louisiana police are searching for Beverly, who reportedly stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud. The Shreveport Times reported Wednesday, July 18, 2018 that Beverly Jr. is charged with armed robbery. (Shreveport Police Department via AP)


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.

That’s according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his car. The victim said he surrendered cash and two cellphones, and the robber fled.

Three days later, the victim told police the suspect had taken photos of himself that automatically uploaded to the victim’s cloud. The victim retrieved the photos, which investigators then released to the public. Two days later, a tipster gave a suspect’s identity via Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers.

Police say 27-year-old Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. is now being sought on an armed robbery charge.

This image provided by Shreveport Police Department shows Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. Louisiana police are searching for Beverly, who reportedly stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud. The Shreveport Times reported Wednesday, July 18, 2018 that Beverly Jr. is charged with armed robbery. (Shreveport Police Department via AP)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/07/web1_120979267-4793fa58e2e54912a0d5a299248b761b.jpgThis image provided by Shreveport Police Department shows Tommy Lee Beverly Jr. Louisiana police are searching for Beverly, who reportedly stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud. The Shreveport Times reported Wednesday, July 18, 2018 that Beverly Jr. is charged with armed robbery. (Shreveport Police Department via AP)

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