Stolen iPhone selfies go viral as thieves are hunted online

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Future criminal masterminds in the making?
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A post containing selfies taken by a group of iPhone thieves has gone viral on Facebook, being shared more than 100,000 times since being posted by the handset’s rightful owner yesterday.

Kelly Jones of Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, had her two iPhones, camera, wallet and other valuables stolen while she was visiting Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio on August 14. Jones made the mistake of accidentally leaving the bag on a bench — only to find it had been taken when she returned to pick it up.

She filed a report with the local Cedar Point Police Department. The cops recovered the bag, but it had been emptied. It was only when Jones returned home and was looking through her photos on iCloud that she saw pictures of the people who had presumably stolen her device.

In the photos, the still-unidentified young thieves raise their middle fingers at the camera, sport weird “duck face” pouts and pose like, well, people who probably shouldn’t be laying their hands on high-end devices like the iPhone to begin with.

Jones then decided to take matters into her own hands by posting the selfies to her Facebook page. The sharing frenzy that followed means it likely won’t be long before the thieves are found.

“I think that they deserve to be prosecuted,” Jones said. “I know probably not a lot would happen, but I think they need to be taught a lesson that you should not do this.”

This isn’t the first time idiotic thieves have made the mistake of bragging about their crimes in photos which ultimately get shared with the world.

Earlier this year, two rocket scientists iPad thieves were arrested after uploading a celebratory selfie video in which they showed off $5,000 in cash, an iPad, laptop and other items which they had stolen from an unlocked car.

Source: Fox6Now