Man accused of using app to steal then sell phone

Police in Duluth used an app to turn the tables on a man accused of using the same app to steal a phone, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Collin Harwell (Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

Collin Harwell, 20, allegedly snatched a smartphone from the hand of a woman who who used the LetGo app to sell it, police said.

Minutes later, police said he posted the phone for sale using the same app.

Unfortunately for Harwell, an undercover cop answered the ad, the news station reported.

Detectives waited at a Walmart on Pleasant Hill and arrested Harwell when officers found the stolen phone in his car’s glove compartment.

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:

Shannen Doherty Shares Message About Doctor Who Saved Her

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.