App takes selfies of thieves trying to unlock stolen phones

(WFLX) - A Florida woman is using technology to help find her stolen phone after her "app" catches the thief in the act!

Last week, Cathy Carter says, she left her windows down during a brief trip to the doctor's office. When she came out, her phone was gone.

Luckily, she recently installed the app "Lookout" which snapped a picture of the thief when they tried to unlock her phone. "I put flyers out all over town with her picture, and I hope somebody gives me a phone call that they recognize her."

Along with an e-mail of the thief's picture, the app also tells you their location.

Police say they don't endorse any particular app, but one, like "Lookout", is definitely a good idea to have.

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