More Gadgets = More Robberies

In Britain, or as we say in America, Land of the Funny Talkers, robbery rose by 5% over a period of three months this year. Though the headline read something like, "iPods Alone Are Completely Responsible for Crime," here is what the chief constable had to say:

"[Robbery increases have] a lot to do with the products that are available to be stolen these days. The mobile phone explosion is continuing. The iPod explosion is continuing. All of these gadgets that people carry around with them are very attractive to robbers, so that puts the opportunities up. We've obviously got to respond to that in a very positive way."

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News Story [policeoracle]
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