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2 questions to help reduce cell phone robbery


Every day it seems, the sidewalks are filled with people whose eyes are squarely affixed to the little rectangular screens on their phones. Their total lack of situational awareness enables and emboldens crooks who can sneak up on an unsuspecting individual, snatch a phone, and convert it to drug money (or whatever else they plan to do with the stolen goods) in a New York minute. Knowing full well that the behavior of the average “sheeple” on the streets isn’t likely to change anytime soon, there are some things cops can do to help mitigate the problem of such “easy-pickin’s cell phone theft.”

While attending an in-service training a couple of days ago, I heard a few good tips related to questioning the victim of a robbery (or attempted robbery) of their mobile device.

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