Two men accidentally sent photos of themselves to police from a cellphone they stole during a string of Harlem muggings, the NYPD said.
The duo pretended they had a gun and demanded the phone from an 18-year-old man who was walking near Seventh Avenue and West 117th Street on Sept. 24 2013 at 8:30 p.m., police said.
Some time later, the two men posed for selfies. They were automatically uploaded to the victim’s photo-sharing account, the NYPD said.
Images released by police show the suspects wearing black Lacoste hoodies.
Investigators tied the Sept. 24th phone theft to three others that netted the two suspects more cellphones, money and a MetroCard, police said.
On July 29, they pretended to have a gun and mugged a 55-year-old man who was walking into his Harlem apartment building about 3:45 a.m., the NYPD said.