Leeds is one of the top three UK areas where mobile phone owners are most likely to have their device stolen, according to a new report by an insurance company.
Protect Your Bubble, which specialises in insuring modern technology, found that in London 18% of insurance claims are for theft of a mobile phone, the highest in the UK. Leeds was second, on 16%.
Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Gadget owners can never be too cautious. Everyday we cart around hundreds, or even thousands of pounds' worth of high-tech gear, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-readers.
"People can reduce their risk of being targeted by keeping their mobiles out of sight in public. Carry them in a pocket or bag with a zip, rather than your trouser pocket, or in your hand."
The survey covered the 30 largest towns and cities in the UK.
According to the data gathered by Protect your Bubble, users in their early 20s were the most likely to be victims of theft.
According to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, there are more than 250,000 reported cases of stolen mobile phones each year, with the unit encouraging users to install tracking apps to help trace a device after it has been stolen.
Whitby police are appealing for information following a theft from an emergency service vehicle in the town.
It occurred between Saturday 14 December and Monday 17 December 2013, on Ainthorpe Lane, Danby, when someone broke into a fire engine.
The thieves stole a red door enforcer with the serial number X211165, a pair of blue croppers, serial number X212274 and a Halligan bar, bearing the serial number X212273.
A Halligan bar is a specialist tool used by the fire service to force entry to properties.
PC Darren Mortimer, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is a despicable theft. Had the fire engine been called to an emergency which required fire fighters to force entry to a property, not having the essential equipment could have led to a tragedy.
British Transport Police officers have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a number of items from a Whistlestop shop in Wakefield railway station on Monday, 10 June.
Police Constable John Moses, the investigating officer said, “At around 3.45pm, a man and women entered the shop at the station. The woman then took a number of items from the shelves before attempting to leave without paying.
"She was challenged by staff from the shop, who managed to retrieve a number of items from her, before she fled with alcohol and food and ran off towards the town centre. If you recognise the woman pictured, or know her whereabouts, then please get in touch.”