‘Selfie’ sent from stolen phone

One of the images sent from the mobile phone
One of the images sent from the mobile phone

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POLICE are hunting a man who features in what seems to be a series of ‘selfies’ on a stolen mobile phone.

The images automatically uploaded to a Dropbox account – a free facility for storing photographs, videos and documents online – belonging to one of the victims.

Friends Daniela, 21, and Jennyfer, 28, were shocked to find the images – which appear to be ‘selfies’ – on Daniela’s account.

Their Samsung Galaxy mobile phones were stolen from Daniela’s bag at The Astoria club in Guildhall Walk in the early hours.

Now police are examining the images in a bid to track down the thief and bring him to justice.

Daniela, from Southsea, said: ‘I had my bag with me all night. It (the theft) happened in five minutes.

‘My ticket for the cloakroom was with my phone. I took it out of my case.

‘When we came out of the club we realised our phones were gone.

‘I can’t believe it. I’ve never had my phone stolen before. It uploads the picture automatically. It’s a way of saving spare space on your phone.’

Jennyfer and Daniela, also from Southsea, alerted police after realising their phones had been stolen between about 2am and 2.30am on April 25.

The images later uploaded to the Dropbox account.

In two of the photographs the suspect is wearing a light-coloured baseball cap.

In all three images he appears to be lying slumped against a wall, and in one image he is pictured waving to the camera.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Police are investigating a report of a mobile phone theft at The Astoria Nightclub in Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth just after 2am on Friday, April 25. A 21-year-old woman had two Samsung Galaxy mobile phones taken from her bag,

‘Police are now investigating photos that appear to have been uploaded from one of these phones, and would like to speak to the man shown in these images.’

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police staff investigator Leon Bailey at Fratton police station on 101 quoting 44140149127.

Alternatively visit hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html

Information can also be given anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity by calling 0800 555111.