16 November, 2010

Distracted Walking can Lead to Stolen iPhones

Don't Be A victim....

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Over the weekend, there were at least 4 street-level robberies involving iPhones. In each case, the suspects approached the victim that was either talking or carrying the phone, and snatched it before running away. The robberies occurred in various areas of the Second District, including:

o 1500 Block of 15th Street, NW (Logan Circle/DuPont)
o 1200 Block of Riggs Place, NW (Logan Circle)
o 1500 Block of T Street, NW (Logan Circle)
o 2300 Block of L Street, NW (Foggy Bottom)

Folk are getting phones snatched away as they walk down the street, or grabbed from tables while sitting at restaurants. Although the vast majority of these offenses do not involve physical harm to the victim, this is a continuing trend that deserves attention.
As always, BE AWARE of your surroundings, especially while walking down the street and talking on the phone (try and avoid doing that if you are walking alone at night). Do not leave your phone lying on a table while dining out as this may also attract would-be thieves.

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