Update: Girls who snapped photos with stolen iPhone are in custody

Update: Girls who snapped photos with stolen iPhone are in custody

These images of strangers turned up in a Houston woman's iCloud after her iPhone was stolen from a Galleria store. (Faces blurred as the suspects, some who are minors, are now being questioned by police.)

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by KHOU.com staff

kvue.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

HOUSTON, Texas -– Two girls who took photos with a stolen iPhone that automatically posted their faces to the victim’s online account are in custody, Houston police said Friday.

They were tracked down after a story about them ran on KHOU News, a sister station of KVUE News.

Police said the girls are both minors, so their identities aren’t being released. Neither has confessed to actually stealing the iPhone that was found in their possession.

The victim, Chau Nguyen, was at the Galleria’s Hello Kitty store with her children days ago when she put her iPhone in her stroller pocket. Within seconds, it was gone.

Nguyen was later surprised to find new photos of strangers automatically posting to her online iCloud account.

Nguyen used her iPhone tracker, which traced the phone to Allen Parkway Village near downtown.

 

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