A 55-year-old Chifley man, who is alleged to have stolen a mobile phone last weekend (Saturday, August 24), was identified with the assistance of a mobile phone application.
About 7pm on Saturday, the owner parked his car in the car park located off London Circuit near the Magistrates Court. When he returned a short time later he saw his car had been broken into and a number of items stolen, including a mobile phone.
The mobile phone contains an application that discreetly takes a photograph when a user puts in the wrong access passcode on the phone three times in a row. The photograph is automatically sent to the owner’s email account.
The owner reported the incident to police and later forwarded on the photograph.
Investigations by police led them to the 55-year-old man in his Chifley home. He was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was later bailed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday September 5.
He has been charged with property damage and minor theft.