October 22, 2012

Cell phone thefts rise rapidly nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns.

Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco this year are cell phone-related, police say, and most occur on bustling transit lines.

One thief recently snatched a smartphone while sitting right behind his unsuspecting victim and darted out the rear of a bus in mere seconds.

Another robber grabbed an iPhone from an oblivious bus rider — while she was still talking.

And, in nearby Oakland, City Council candidate Dan Kalb was robbed at gunpoint of his iPhone Wednesday after he attended a neighborhood anti-crime meeting.


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2 comments:

  1. Cell phone becomes the need of everybody and covers the large market. All the people are understand it. It is obvious that cell phone theft raises. So try to take care of your phone.
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