Diep Pham: Suspected cell phone thief caught after app takes her photo

A smartphone app that takes a selfie of the person who has stolen it has nabbed another suspect.

On July 17, someone took a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit from a Buick Le Sabre parked at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Family Health Center, 300 Parkview Place.

The victim, however, had a security application that took a photo of the subject who tried to access her phone.

Friday afternoon, Diep Pham, 62, of Lakeland was arrested at her home, 1331 Oakhill St., Lakeland.

Pham has been charged with burglary and petit theft.

The stolen phone was recovered.

In June, a selfie taken by a security app caught a suspect in a Riverview phone burglary. In February, another selfie taken by a security app caught a suspect in California.

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