The Metropolitan Police Service is asking Londoners to ‘love their phone’ this Valentine's day, in a bid to prevent mobile phone crime.
The Met's 'Operation Ringtone' will target theft hotspots in the city with increased patrols.
More than half of Londoners have a phone or tablet device without a passcode, according to new research. A quarter admitted they don't secure any of their devices. Experts warn it leaves them open to identity fraud. David Wood has been to meet Annalaise Gibbons, one victim of fraud.
Crime reports in London are to be accessed by a first-of-its-kind smartphone app launched by an independent charity.
Self Evident, a free app will allow users to report the contact details, location and details of a crime.
Police have arrested a total of 587 people following an operation to catch thieves who target Londoners' valuables like mobiles and cash.
More than 7,500 officers carried out raids across the capital yesterday.
Police say they have now made 483 arrests in their crackdown on street crime.
A surge in thefts on the capital's streets was met with a major crackdown by police today, involving more than 7 thousand officers.
Their main target was the criminals who snatch more than 300 mobile phones every day.
Police officers have arrested 80 people during a major campaign to bring down theft on the capital's streets.
They say there's been a huge surge in the number of personal items being snatched.