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Selfie leads cops to teen iPhone thieves: Police

Two Brooklyn teens were arrested over the weekend after police said they were caught after accidentally sending a selfie to their victim's mom.

selfie iphone theives Police said Fethi Nekrouf, 18, and Khayyam Alexander, 16, nabbed another teenage boy's iPhone on April 17 at around 11:30 p.m. while at a venue on 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen that was hosting an 18-and-under DJ party. The two were caught after they sent a selfie of themselves to their victims mom that was widely circulated by NYPD on Friday.
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A single selfie sent to a victim's led to the arrest of two Brooklyn teens over the weekend after police circulated the photo of the two suspects in connection to an iPhone robbery.

Cops said the teens nabbed another teenage boy's iPhone on April 17 at around 11:30 p.m. while at a venue on 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen that was hosting an 18-and-under DJ party at the time.

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Khayyam Alexander, 16, turned himself over to authorities on Saturday after police publicly released their selfie — a snapshot of the two teens with broad smiles as they rode the subway away from the Manhattan venue.

Investigators said Fethi Nekrouf, 18, was arrested on Sunday, although the circumstances around the arrest were not immediately clear.

However, both teens face charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

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