Police Arrest Man Identified By Photo Security App on iPhone

The iGotYa application take a photo whenever the security code is inputted incorrectly.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:06 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Police Arrest Suspect ID'd on iPhone App

Snapshot of the alleged iPhone thief, taken through the iGotYa application on the victim's phone.

Police arrested a suspect in connection with a stolen iPhone that captured a photo of the thief on a security application on the phone.

The phone was stolen Monday when the suspect bumped into a 31-year-old woman walking on Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill. Police say the suspect reached into her front pocket and pulled out the black iPhone 4 phone.
 
The victim later remembered she downloaded a security application called iGotYa, which takes a photo whenever someone enters the wrong passcode on the locked screen.
 
The suspect's photo was emailed to the woman, who brought it to police and told them it was the man who stole her phone.
 
Police arrested Brian Chattoo in front of his home in South Richmond Hill. He was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
 
The iGotYa app is accessible only on "jailbroken" iPhones, which allow users to download apps not approved by phone manufacturer Apple. Users download such apps at their own risk.
 
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
21st Century Solutions
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out