A fancy for beautiful gadgets may sometimes prove a costly affair in more ways than one -- as a burglar realised in Los Angeles realised, say media reports.
The burglar entered a residence on Paloma Avenue in Venice area of Los Angeles around 7 a.m. on July 11 through an unlocked door.
While inside the living room of the residence, the suspect grabbed an iPhone lying on a table and accidentally activated a video application, which then took a selfie of the suspect, ABC30.com reported.
The suspect, described as a black male, took the iPhone and fled the scene.
A woman and two teenage girls were inside the home at the time of the burglary. The phone owner later accessed the selfie video remotely and contacted the police, who then circulated the images.
In the selfie, the suspect is seen wearing a dark hat. The police have sought the public's help in identifying him.