Mobile Phone Muggings on the Rise, at Least in San Francisco

C.W. Nevius, writing for The San Francisco Chronicle:

Official police statistics show that there were more than 40 cell phone muggings in November. The number may not seem high, but it is unsettling with just a portion of the crimes reported, and virtually all of them involve a gun, knife or physical assault.

“You’re focused on your phone, talking, and you get sucker punched,” said Tenderloin Station Capt. Joe Garrity.

Thursday, 1 December 2011