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DENVER, Colo. — An iPhone thief’s love for selfies may lead to her downfall. The thief’s non-stop self-portraits are automatically popping up on the owner’s Facebook account.

The phone’s owner, Rawley Bingham, said she was at a bar on Friday night around closing time when a woman approached her and got strangely close.

“She leaned in to say something into my ear. Things were loud, and I felt a tug on my purse,” Bingham recalls.

Before she knew it, both her cellphone and the girl were gone.

Bingham, who says she doesn’t mind being disconnected, said she figured the phone was gone for good, until she logged onto Facebook Monday morning.

“It actually becomes a lot more plausible for me to get it back when she starts posting selfies,” she says.

Bingham said by Monday, she had 13 selfies synced to her phone of the woman she ran into at the bar.

“There were just a lot of selfies of her around downtown Denver,” Bingham said. “She had a great Sunday.”

Bingham also contacted Denver police. Officers called the phone, and the person who responded said they would give it back, but they never did.

Now Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering an award of up to $2,000 for any information leading to this girl. You can call in a tip at (720) 913-STOP and remain anonymous.

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