Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Undercover police placed outside Croydon schools after rise in children being robbed for mobile phones

UNDERCOVER police are being stationed outside Croydon's schools due to a dramatic rise in the number of children being mugged for their phones.

Figures obtained by the Advertiser show 1,497 phones – more than four a day – were stolen on streets across Croydon last year, up 52 per cent from 2010, with 10 to 17-year-old schoolchildren the largest victim group.

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