Three people have been arrested after more than £4,000 worth of mobile phones were stolen from a shop in Kidderminster.
It happened at the O2 store in the High Street between 5pm and 5:20pm yesterday (March 20).
Three men went into the shop and began tearing phones from off the displays, aggressively warning staff to keep away. They left on foot carrying 16 phones worth £4,285, including Blackberries and various Samsung Galaxy models,
A vehicle was stopped by police on the A456 at Hagley shortly afterwards and three men in their early 20s from the Middlesex area were arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft.
It all began in Europe and not in America, like many people think.
The idea emerged from a project that was set up to build a telephone network that different countries could use to communicate.
It worked by transporting messages on the signalling paths that were needed to organise telephony during periods when those control channels were quiet.
When they were first used, it was a lot like twitter. They could only be 160 characters or shorter.
It's only since 1996 that SMS took off, when pay-as you-go sim cards became available. Young teenagers could get a mobile phone, before that, only adults had mobile phone as you had to be over 18 to get a phone contract.
Now 4 billion people around the world use text to communicate.