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Teen thieves leave their own pictures behind July 2, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Odd World.

Two German teenagers robbed a girl but accidentally left their own pictures behind for police on a discarded mobile phone.

Police in the western city of Bochum say, after the teens stole the 15-year-old’s shoes, money and mobile phone, the two older girls gave her an old mobile phone. But the two 17-year-olds had forgotten the phone had their own photos, striking smiley poses, which police published online in an effort to find the culprits.

The two muggers turned themselves in almost simultaneously when the pictures appeared on the evening news.

“One girl was brought down by her father after he saw her on the television,” police spokesman Frank Plewka said. “Today the pictures were in the papers, so the father’s phone has been ringing all day, because everyone recognised them.”

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