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Come to glamourous London where you can experience the joy of having your laptop/phone stolen all for the price of an overpriced latte!

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Technology always produces new crimes. Remember when people used to steal TVs and video recorders? or car radios? or the cars themselves? These crimes are now largely a thing of the past and the criminals have moved on to grabbing a £1000 Apple laptop someone has casually open on a cafe table in Archway. The fact that criminals have to resort to ever more brazen, daylight crimes should be seen as a good thing. They'll get caught soon enough and the judge can then throw the Macbook at them.

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23 minutes ago, Orsino said:

Technology always produces new crimes. Remember when people used to steal TVs and video recorders? or car radios? or the cars themselves? These crimes are now largely a thing of the past and the criminals have moved on to grabbing a £1000 Apple laptop someone has casually open on a cafe table in Archway. The fact that criminals have to resort to ever more brazen, daylight crimes should be seen as a good thing. They'll get caught soon enough and the judge can then throw the Macbook at them.

Or slap on the wrist, naughty boy and 5 hours community service.

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hearing a lot of stuff about these moped gangs in London, serious question for all London residents.  Is street crime getting worse?

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2 hours ago, reddog said:

hearing a lot of stuff about these moped gangs in London, serious question for all London residents.  Is street crime getting worse?

Low hanging fruit

Lazy criminals nick stuff that's not too hard to nick

Some of them might get violent enough to kill someone to steal (see Parsons Green stabbing yesterday)

There's 10million people in London - what do you expect?

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Mopeds... at least small/light enough for someone to intervene and knock them off as they try to get away. Look forward to seeing some footage of a moped riding scrote having a Gucci handbag swinging into their face then crashing uncontrollably into a brick wall, or worse.

 

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My Dad was a victim of this kind of robbery a couple of years back in a cafe in Paris. Bloke on foot stole his bag, ran down the street and threw it to a moped guy who was waiting for him. Only a matter of time before it becomes commonplace in certain areas of London.

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Rife in Barcelona, on the underground they grab the items they want jump off the train when the doors are closing and run just as the train is leaving.....look around and can see the suspects, sussing up their next victim, look them in the eye.....fully secured bags over shoulders, bum bags, no valuables on show and coat to cover....I believe anything under approx 500 euros stolen, no action is taken to fine or prosecute.....the work involved costs more than any fine collected, putting someone in jail for a few weeks is costly and the chances are they will do the same thing again, no lessons learned....no deterrent. ;)

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On 10/19/2017 at 8:59 AM, winkie said:

...as always, have your wits about you, eyes at the back of your head.;)

But what have you got watching that laptop in front of you?

A single eye at the back of your head would be better, with another one in the forehead. It may cause some comment, but thieves should give you a wide berth..

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On 19/10/2017 at 8:59 AM, winkie said:

...as always, have your wits about you, eyes at the back of your head.;)

The thief approached from the front, whilst the victim gazed at their laptop.

Easy solution - choose the free table the furthest distance from the entrance.

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What I don’t understand is that I was in Liverpool a few weeks back at a trade show, and a few colleagues left their phones, wallets etc laying about on various parts of the stand unattended , as well as on various coffee shop counters etc and nothing got stolen.

Has Liverpool's reputation for scallies started to wane? Is the London Chav the new group to worry about?

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Friend had her phone nicked by moped guy the other week. Don't understand the profit factor. I vaguely recall her having some sort of cheap Android - what is a second-hand one of those worth? You can go in Argos and buy a new one for 60 quid. Maybe they hope it will be a Super Top X Iphone and just throw it away if it turns out not to be.

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42 minutes ago, Funn3r said:

Friend had her phone nicked by moped guy the other week. Don't understand the profit factor. I vaguely recall her having some sort of cheap Android - what is a second-hand one of those worth? You can go in Argos and buy a new one for 60 quid. Maybe they hope it will be a Super Top X Iphone and just throw it away if it turns out not to be.

Dont forget alot of people do banking etc on their phones with passwords autofill in etc. 

 

So its not alway the physical thing that'sthe most valuable

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