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Here's some top tips from the Police to help protect your mobile from theft:
- Register your phone with your service provider
- Note your 15-digit IMEI Number
- Enable PIN security feature
- Never leave your phone in your car
- Property mark your phone
- Avoid making calls/texting while crossing the road
- If making a call in public always do so with your back against a wall to reduce the possibility of being atacked from behind.
- If you use smartphone - check on downloading a location finder app
- If your phone does get stolen - report it immediately to the police and service provider.
Sergeant Peter Wilson who is part of the Norfolk Police Crime Prevention Team offers some advice on keeping your mobile safe.
New figures have revealed that the number of smart phones are on the rise across the UK.
Hundreds of people reported their phones stolen across the region.
Figures collated by the region's police forces show the following number of mobiles were stolen last year:
94 in Suffolk
223 in Northamptonshire (includes robberies where mobiles were taken)
338 in Bedfordshire (includes robberies where mobiles were taken)
601 in Cambridgeshire
1,334 in Norfolk (includes all crime where mobiles were taken)