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Police: thief's photo posted to Facebook from stolen phone

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Timothy Jackson's photo is automatically posted to Facebook from the stolen cell phone, according to police. (Source: Facebook/SCMPD) Timothy Jackson's photo is automatically posted to Facebook from the stolen cell phone, according to police. (Source: Facebook/SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A man has been charged with second-degree burglary in connection with mobile phone thefts.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said that a photo of Timothy Jackson,18, showed up on the victim's Facebook account the day after her two cell phones were stolen.

Police responded just before 5 p.m. Nov. 22 to a call from the 500 block of Charlton Lane about a vehicle break in. Lori Uhr of Florida told police that her vehicle had been broken in to overnight and both of her cell phones had been stolen.

At about 3 p.m. Nov. 23, Uhr saw a photo appear on her Facebook account because her cell phone automatically uploads photos to Facebook and that the photos were taken with one of her stolen phones, according to police.

The photo and data on the stolen phones were turned over to detectives. A detective with the Downtown Precinct who was assigned the case recognized the suspect from the uploaded photo, according to SCMPD.

The detective discovered that the suspect was currently on probation. Jackson was then arrested and charged with second-degree burglary.

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