Hold on to Your iPhones and Copper. Tightly.

Yikes, huge rash of iPhone robberies. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this warning but it’s easy to get lax. From MPD:

“Over the weekend, there were at least 4 street-level robberies involving iPhones. In each case, the suspects approached the victim that was either talking or carrying the phone, and snatched it before running away. The robberies occurred in various areas of the Second District, including:

o 1500 Block of 15th Street, NW
o 1200 Block of Riggs Place, NW
o 1500 Block of T Street, NW
o 2300 Block of L Street, NW

We’re seeing folks getting phones snatched away as they walk down the street, or grabbed from tables while sitting at restaurants. Although the vast majority of these offenses do not involve physical harm to the victim, this is a continuing trend that deserves attention.”

And another sad incident from the 2nd police district from MPD:

“The complainant reports between 6:30 pm on 11/11/10 and 6:30 am on 11/12/10, unknown suspect/s stole approximately 175-200 feet of copper downspouts from the front, side and rear of the location, which is under construction. There is no lookout for any suspect/s.”

Whenever I find copy on buildings I always photograph it and when I post it someone always says that it’ll get stolen. But this is the first report I’ve seen of such a theft. And now I’m saddened…

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