This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows two people who appear in 'selfie' portraits found on the cloud account of a Southern California burglary victim. Deputy Joshua Dubin said investigators dont know if theyre the burglars but they sure are persons of interest. Dubin says a Santa Clarita, Calif., woman returned home on July 30, 2014, to discover thieves apparently had broken into her home and ransacked the place, taking cash and electronics, including either her cellphone or tablet. A few days later the woman logged into her cloud computer account and saw photos taken after the burglary of a man and woman she didnt know. Dubin says investigators want to find them and determine whether they might have bought stolen property, or perhaps swiped it themselves. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?
That's what Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine.
Detectives on Wednesday released photos of a man and woman that mysteriously appeared on a Santa Clarita woman's online account days after thieves broke into her home through a window and ransacked the place.
The crooks stole cash and either her cellphone or tablet, Deputy Joshua Dubin said.
The photos, apparently taken with the stolen device, were uploaded to the woman's account after the July 30 break-in, he said. They show a smiling man with short, dark hair, a smiling woman with longer brownish hair, thick painted eyebrows and heavy mascara, and a shot of the two together posing on a pillow.
The victim doesn't know the pair, who are considered "persons of interest," and investigators want to talk to them, Dubin said.
"Did they buy stolen property? I don't know. Or are they the residential burglary suspects?" Dubin said. "There needs to be an explanation as to why their selfies are showing up on this person's cloud account."