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Thief busted after forgetting cell phone -- with selfie -- at the scene

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times.  If you're gonna rob someone, make sure you don't forget your cell phone at the scene of the crime.

Okay, so it's the first time we've ever said that, but it does seem rather obvious.  The Abbotsford News in British Columbia, Canada, reports on the case of an unidentified woman in Langley whose garage was recently burglarized, with the thief making off with credit and debit cards.

Fortunately, the thief also left something behind.

“Someone broke into our garage last night!" the victim posted on her socials.  "And they dropped something! Their phone! In my car!”

Even better, the phone's lock screen wallpaper was a close-up selfie of the suspected thief and a friend, which the woman also posted on her social media.  The post was quickly shared some 495 times, resulting in a positive ID of both people in the wallpaper selfie.

At last word, the police were handling the rest.