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California home burglary suspect accidentally takes selfie

VENICE, Calif. - A burglar accidentally recorded a video selfie after allegedly breaking into a Southern California home, and police are hoping someone will recognize the face.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspect entered a Venice residence through an unlocked side door around 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. Two teenage girls and one woman were asleep in the home at the time.

The suspect then allegedly grabbed an iPhone in the home and accidentally activated a video application, capturing a clear image of his face. He fled, taking the phone, but according to the Associated Press the owner was able to access the video remotely and send it to police.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the burglary is asked to contact Pacific Area Detective Salazar at (310) 482-6363. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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