- The man sparked a hunt for himself by taking selfies on handset stolen in Solihull
- Phone belongs to a 59-year-old and was taken from her car just days before
- The woman had synced her phone’s pictures with Google Cloud before theft
- She opened her storage account to find pictures of a man grinning and gurning
This is the man who sparked a police hunt for himself after taking selfies on a stolen mobile phone.
His bizarre facial expressions appeared in the Google Cloud account of a 59-year-old woman from Shirley, Solihull, after her handset was taken.
She spotted the snaps days after it was stolen from her car and passed them on to West Midlands police.
The man took pictures of himself on a phone that was stolen days earlier from a car in Solihull
The victim had synced pictures taken with the camera with her cloud to back them up.
She was greeted with pictures of a man wearing orange sunglasses and a furry hood as he grins, gurns and stares intently into the camera.
The handset’s owner found the man grinning up at her when she looked at her Google Cloud account, which backs up pictures taken on her phone
Not only does he look incredibly please with himself, but the selfie snapper shoots himself four times pulling different faces at varied angles leaving no doubt as to his appearance.
Standing in what appears to be an alleyway, the photographer switches between cheery and cheery as he unwittingly makes his identity public.
Officers are keen to speak to this man after sharing his bizarre selfies which were taken on a stolen mobile
The pictures went public in the force’s flickr account, where they have an album for CCTV appeals.
Entitled ‘Caught on Camera’, it usually relies on grainy images of wanted people.
A woman opened her cloud account to find this man staring up at her after her phone was stolen days before
Officers confirmed they want to speak to the man about the theft, which occurred between November 20 and 22.
If you recognise him you can email S.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime number 20SH/253871M/17.