ROME, Italy, -- Two robbers have been jailed in Italy after being identified from a mobile phone text picture, according to the BBC. The pair were thought to be the world's first criminals to be convicted using the new technology. They were snapped by a shopkeeper who thought they looked suspicious. He sent a text message along with the picture to the police.

The police checked their files and saw the pair were wanted for robberies, so they arrested them. They both went to jail for six months. Rome police said, "We believe this to be the first time in the world a picture text message has been used to help catch criminals and secure conviction."