Met launch anti-theft campaign

The Met have launched a new street robbery campaign in an attempt to combat the peak in thefts they see each January. In particular the latest campaign will focus on mobile phone thef

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Tips to help you avoid becoming the victim of a phone robbery

  • Ensure it's harder for thieves to get at your phone by making a habit of keeping it in a secure or zipped pocket.
  • If you are getting out your phone out in the street, don't attract attention to it - try to avoid texting/checking it as you are walking along.
  • Take special care when taking it out as you emerge from public transport hubs - these are often hotspots.
  • Keeping both hands on the phone and holding it on the side of your body away from the street can make it harder for the thieves.
  • Never leave your phone unattended in a public place and don't leave it lying in front of you on a table as you could become prey to distraction theft.
  • Don't leave your phone in an unattended car - if you must, lock it out of sight. It only takes a second for your window to smashed.


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