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Cell Phone Thefts

Law Enforcement Officials Urge Smartphone Makers To Include 'Kill Switches' The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New York came to Philadelphia City Hall to promote an effort to get cell phone manufacturers to install "kill switches" so a phone that's stolen could be immediately deactivated.
Phila. Councilmembers Agree To Explore Cell Phone Buyback 'ATMs'At a City Council hearing, company officials laid out the security precautions in each transaction -- including thumbprints, multiple photographs, and a scan of photo IDs.
Drexel Issues Warning About String Of Cell Phone RobberiesAfter several robberies in broad day light, Drexel asks students and staff members to stay alert.
Duo Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Cell Phones In Old CityA man and woman accused of running a cell phone stealing operation at the Bourse building in Old City Philadelphia are in police custody after business owners stopped them in their tracks.
SEPTA Warns Subway Riders About Increase In Smart Phone TheftsSEPTA is reminding subway riders to be smart about smart phones. Transit officials say there is a dramatic increase of thieves snatching the phones right out of people’s hands.
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