Woman in selfie sought in Lakeland cellphone theft

Security application takes image of woman


LAKELAND, Fla. – Lakeland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman whose picture was taken by a cellphone she allegedly stole.

A gray Samsung Galaxy Exhibit was stolen July 17 from a from a Buick Le Sabre that was parked at the Lakeland Regional Family Health Center at 300 Parkview Place.

Police said the victim has a security application on the phone that took a photo of the person who tried to access her phone.  The photo was apparently emailed to the owner of the phone.

The woman was last seen wearing a green dotted dress.

Anyone with information about the identification of the woman is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477.