Burglary suspect ID’d after taking selfies on stolen phone that uploaded to the victim’s cloud, police say

This image of Shreveport Police shows Tommy Lee Beverly, Jr. Louisiana police are looking for Beverly, who is accused of taking selfies on a stolen phone shot that was uploaded to the owner of the cloud account.


Officials in Louisiana are looking for a man suspected of burglary, after he allegedly took selfies with a stolen phone that are uploaded to the victim’s cloud.

Shreveport Police responded to an armed robbery call just before 1 a.m. on July 10, Shreveport Times reported. According to the authorities, the victim was held at gunpoint and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and two mobile phones at the exit of his vehicle.

Just three days later, the victim called the police to tell them that the suspect, presumably as a 27-year-old Tommy Lee Beverly, Jr. had taken phone selfies that are automatically uploaded to his cloud account.

Researchers released the images to the public, which ultimately led to Beverly’s to identify.

The police issued a warrant for West’s arrest. He is accused of one count of armed robbery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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