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Cell Phone Thief Punches Victim in Face

Police advise cell phone users not to use their devices in public to prevent theft.

Cell phones are a popular item for thieves.
Cell phones are a popular item for thieves.
Three of six robberies committed in the area patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division from Nov. 25-Dec. 3 involved the stealing of smartphones, according to the police station's Facebook page.

Two of the incidents occurred when victims were using their cell phones. In one instance, the victim was punched in the face while talking on their phone. In another case, the victim was walking, listening to music.

LAPD suggests you "Protect yourself and your property by not using your phone in public." Police note that many attacks happen from behind the victim.

One suspect was arrested for a smartphone theft, said police. The thieves were not apprehended in the other cases.
Harry Chauncy December 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM
They're kidding, right? "LAPD suggests you "Protect yourself and your property by not using your phone in public.""
impoundguy December 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Yea like that's going to happen...maybe you can find a cave in the middle of the mall to hide in while you make your cell phone call....how about just keeping your head screwed on and not zone out while your talking or listening, so as not to become a victim.

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