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NOPD: Gunmen steal phone; pictures of themselves upload to victim's account

Malik Lester Malik Lester
Darious Anderson Darious Anderson

Police say that two armed robbers took photos of themselves on a victim's stolen phone. These photos were uploaded to the victim's online account.

Police have identified the second of the two suspects accused of robbing a group of women at gunpoint in the Marigny neighborhood. Police state the men took photos of themselves with a phone stolen in the offense, which were uploaded to the victim's online account.

Two men robbed three women at gunpoint on October 10, police state. The incident happened around 4 a.m. near the intersection of Touro and North Rampart Street. The suspects demanded the victims' purses and phones. The victims complied and safely fled the scene.

Detectives say that photos taken on one of the victim's phone led to the identification of the two suspects.

Many cell phones can be linked to online accounts like the ICloud or Android Lookout. Whenever a picture is taken on the phone, it immediately uploads to the online account. That's how detectives were able to obtain photos of 20-year-old Darious Anderson 17-year-old Malik Lester.

Anderson was identified as a suspect in the crime last week. On Thursday, police identified the second suspect as 17-year-old Malik Lester.

Both suspects remain at large. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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