Police warning after mobile phone thefts

PUBLISHED: 07:10 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

POLICE are advising young people to keep their valuables out of sight following two mobile phone thefts in St Albans. The first incident happened on London Road shortly after 8pm on Tuesday last week when a young man walking across a footbridge from the

POLICE are advising young people to keep their valuables out of sight following two mobile phone thefts in St Albans.

The first incident happened on London Road shortly after 8pm on Tuesday last week when a young man walking across a footbridge from the direction of London Colney was approached by three people who snatched his phone.

Four days later on Saturday, February 7, three men stole a phone from one young man and assaulted another shortly before 4pm in Belmont Hill.

Inspector Mark Caldicott said that police would be stepping up patrols in the area and added: "Young people should stick to busy and well-lit areas. If you believe someone is following you, go to the nearest busy place such as shop or petrol station."

Three teenage boys all from Hemel Hempstead were arrested in connection with the second incident and have been released on bail.

Witnesses to either incident are asked to call police on the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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