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Burglar takes video selfie with home owner's phone

By Tharadjyne Orisma

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --

While a woman and two teenage girls slept in a nearby bedroom, an alleged burglar was wandering through their Venice home.Fortunately for investigators, the alleged robber provided a picture of himself committing the crime.When the burglar picked up the victim's iPhone he accidentally activated a video application, which recorded him standing in the victims' living room, police say.Anyone who recognizes the man was asked to call police.Read KTLA's story here: http://ktlane.ws/1Gp4tOd

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Los Angeles police are looking for a suspect in a home burglary who took a selfie with the victim's phone.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department the suspect entered the home around 7 a.m. on July 11 and dug through the home while two 15-year-old girls and a woman were sleeping in a bedroom.

KTLA, a local LA news station, reported that while rummaging, the burglar picked up an iPhone and "accidentally activated a video application, which recorded him standing in the victims' living room."

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The thief took the phone and left through the same side door.

Police released the video to the public Thursday in hopes of tracking the suspect, whom they identified as a black man, wearing a dark hat, down.

KTLA posted the video on Facebook asking anyone who recognizes the suspect to contact the police.

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