Selfies used to track down cellphone robbery suspect - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Selfies used to track down cellphone robbery suspect

Kya Dowdy (Source: MPD) Kya Dowdy (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A suspected cellphone thief with a propensity for taking selfies is now in custody.

Memphis police officers arrested Kya Dowdy thanks to automatic emails.

The cellphone's owner has the device synced to her email address. After the phone was stolen, every picture taken ended up in the victim's email.

Armed with dozens of selfies, police tracked Dowdy down. She admitted to taking the phone and assaulting the victim when she tried to get her phone back.

Dowdy is in jail on a $25,000 bond.

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