Cell Phone Thefts
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.
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.
After several robberies in broad day light, Drexel asks students and staff members to stay alert.
A 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 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.