The Metropolitan Police Service is warning owners of new electronic gadgets given as Christmas presents, to take steps to protect themselves from thieves as figures for personal robbery and theft start rising over the next few weeks.
The Met says there is a spike in figures at the end of December into January as children return to school and residents to work with their brand new acquisitions - making London attractive to robbers aiming to get their hands on the latest gadgets.
MPS figures show a historic pattern of increases in mobile phone crime offences in the month of January compared with the month of December. Latest available figures show that in December 2010 offences stood at 8,078 and rose to 8,613 in January 2011.
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