Mar

6

Public Safety Alert: Phone Snatching

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Public Safety has just sent out an alert that a student’s phone was snatched this afternoon near 114th St. and Amsterdam Ave. More information and an image of the subjects below.

“A common element in these incidents is that the victims are not paying attention to their surroundings, distracted by the device in question. Quite often the perpetrator follows the victim from behind and snatches the electronic device right out of his or her hand. In a number of these incidents, the perpetrators were riding bicycles when they targeted their victim. These events are not limited to the streets and have also occurred on subways and buses. The NYPD & FBI are currently investigating fencing operations (stores) that are buying these stolen electronic devices.”

Public Safety (and Bwog) remind you to pay attention to your surroundings and keep your phone out of sight when walking. 


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18 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    how do they get photos of the suspects? are there cameras EVERYWHERE surrounding campus!!??!

  2. Anonymous  

    Is it just me or does it seem the perpetrators of these phone snatchings are always black

  3. rebel without a phone

    I use my phone while walking around to text... but one of these days, I know it'll get stolen.

    Oh well. At least I'm defying the criminals. Refusing to hide my phone in fear! That's a thing, right?

  4. Anonymous  

    WHY ARE THE ASSAILANTS ALWAYS BLACK. AND BY ALWAYS, I MEAN LITERALLY EVER PUBLIC SAFETY POST FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. WTF....

  5. Kinda glad  

    that I still use the shittiest verizon phone money can buy (or could buy, I think it's now obsolete). It means I can walk on 114th street at night and not fear armed i-phone robbers.

  6. Anonymous  

    clownin how the girl is just standing and laughing.

    sad how noone ever punches these 14-year old assholes in the face

  7. My First Troll

    The blacks feed off iPhones. Like the homeless with change.

  8. Anonymous  

    and here come the racist black jokes...thank you to the person who spoke about the confounding factor...I could spew out years of colonization history about how white people enslaved blacks causing a continuous poverty cycle as time passed, thus why most black people in New York are poor and in turn, feel the need to steal. also remember that we are right by Harlem which is predominantly black and poor, you fucking racist idiots. we all obviously know that most of the perpetrators are black, why don't you take the time to try to understand the reasons behind this trend. White trash people steal too, FYI and keep this in mind too "White people commit most of their crimes indoors. I can’t cite that, but it makes sense to me.". It is disgusting that someone would say that it there is a genetic reason for why black people steal. DISGUSTING RACIST ELITIST VERMIN.

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