Santa Clarita Deputies ID Selfie Takers; Burglary Still Under Investigation
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials have identified the two persons of interest who appear in "selfies" that the victim of a residential burglary found in late July.
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Detectives asked for the public's assistance to identify the people pictured in the news release to help aid in locating the individuals in order for detectives to speak with them to "further the residential burglary investigation."
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives have not yet spoken with the female person of interest, yet, officials said, but a relative came forward claiming to have purchased the stolen electronics at a swap meet.
"We appreciate the public and media attention gained through sharing information about the persons of interest. As a result, the male person of interest in the photo reached out to the sheriff's department, identified himself, and is cooperating with the handling detective working this case," according to the press release. "The female person of interest was also identified with the public's help."
The male person of interest and his family came to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Thursday morning "to speak to deputies about the apparently stolen phone," according to an NBC Los Angeles story.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are still seeking the female person of interest for questioning, according to officials.
A relative of the man sought for questioning told deputies she paid $80 for two iPhones -- which are worth several hundred dollars a piece -- for $80 from a man at a swap meet and gave one to her nephew, the NBC story reported.
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Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station deputies responded to a residential burglary on July 30 in Newhall, where cash, electronics and other personal property were reportedly stolen, according to a previous KHTS AM 1220 story.
"No suspects have been identified at this time," said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
The burglary victim noticed "selfies" of people she was did not know on her "cloud" a couple days after the incident.
A cloud is a personal online database account that allows individuals to store information such as digital photographs, videos or music.