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CPD Community Alert – Cell Phone Theft – 1st District (Central)
8 Feb 2018

08 Feb 18 Thefts 1st District (P18-1-046)
This alert gives notice to citizens frequenting the 1st (Central) District of robbery related incidents during the month of January. The offenders are approaching students and staff in the University complex, who are seated at desks or tables, under the guise that the offenders are soliciting donations to their basketball program.  The offenders place a flier or newspaper atop the victim’s unattended cell phone.  At the conclusion of the interaction, the offenders retrieve the flier or newspaper, along with the victim’s cell phone, from the table and leave the complex. These incidents have occurred during the daytime and afternoon hours in the general geographical locations listed below: