Smart Phone Snatches

On the increase especially in Thamesfield Ward


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There has been an increase in snatches of mobile phones, particularly in Thamesfield area. A number of these offences involve individuals on cycles snatching the phone whilst the victim is using it. Please be aware of those around you when using your phone.

A composite description for the individual is a white male, 25-30 yrs, very short blond hair wearing a baseball cap, and riding a cycle.

Often an iPhone 4 is the target property. If you own this phone, or an iPad, I suggest you download the free app "Find My Phone"  from Apple, which activates the GPS tracking device in the phone allowing its location to be found.    Similar apps are available for Windows phones, BlackBerries and other smartphones, although not all are free. Very helpful if the phone is mislaid or stolen.

June 4, 2011