Thief leaves phone in jewelry store after robbery

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The man is believed to be responsible for other thefts.

Police said the thief is believed to be responsible for other jewel heists in the London area.

LONDON, ENGLAND (AP) - A jewel thief has been identified by police by the cell phone he left behind at the scene of the crime.

Police said 27-year-old Germain Ibrahim Fofana and a woman entered a jewelry store in London with a child in a stroller, The Associate Press reports. Fofana and the woman were looking at engagement rings and then left. The suspect returned later, alone, and grabbed two diamond rings and a wedding band before bolting out of the store.

Fofana left his cell phone in the store, with a photo of himself as the screensaver.

Police said the thief is believed to be responsible for other jewel heists in the London area.


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