Monday, November 4, 2013

Watch Out For Phone Thieves

A reader writes in with this reminder:
"This afternoon (Sunday) a young guy in a red hoodie mugged me and stole my phone. It was in the middle of the day at the bus stop at Marine Drive and Gunnison. He was standing behind me for a minute, then just grabbed the phone out of my hand and ran off toward Lawrence.

I just want people to keep an eye out so that the same thing doesn't happen to them."


  1. Sorry to hear that. Where I am in the city determines when I use my smartphone. And I sometimes have my head on a swivel and will make sure I'm not in a position where no one can come from behind me and swipe it. I will just say I don't carry a gun,I don't have Usain Bolt speed and the police aren't everywhere...

  2. Why not use the "find my I-phone" app? I listen to my scanner nightly & have noticed a 80% reduction in I-phone thefts. Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to people who look shady.