SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department deputies Wednesday released a “selfie” photo to the public in hopes it would lead them to a pair of burglary suspects.
The photo, which shows the faces of a man and a woman, was uploaded to a victim’s Cloud account after her apartment was burglarized.
Suspects cut open her screen door in a Newhall apartment complex on July 30, according to officials.
“Once the suspects were inside the victim’s home, the house was ransacked. There were numerous things stolen: electronics, cash, jewelry,” LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Dubin said.
Following the incident, the victim used a separate computer to log onto her Cloud account and saw several “selfie” photos had been uploaded since the burglary.
“The victim told detectives she has no idea who these people are, has never seen them before,” Dubin said.
Detectives believe the photo was likely uploaded automatically to the account over wireless internet or a cell signal.
“Sometimes multiple devices can be linked up under one Cloud account, and no matter where you travel, with Wi-Fi, without Wi-Fi, depending on whether you have cellular service or not, if a photo is taken often times there are auto settings that it would be uploaded automatically to the Cloud,” Dubin said.
Due to the possibility the camera could have been sold after the burglary, detectives say the pair in the photo, who may have been identified, are not considered suspects and they just want to talk to them.