On Saturday, Jan. 12 at approximately 12:11 p.m. police officers responded to a call regarding a cell phone theft in the area of Tremont and Ruggles Streets from a female who said two males approached her and stole her phone.
On Sunday, Jan. 13 at approximately 11:21 a.m. officers answered a call regarding a cell phone theft in the Parker and Ruggles Street area. The victim said she was pushed from behind and her cell phone stolen. The phone was later recovered around 38 Annunciation Road.
On Monday, Jan. 14, at approximately 8:40 a.m., police received a call of a cell phone theft in the area of 110 Forsyth Street from a woman who said a male and a female approached and assaulted her and stole her phone.
The Boston Police Department said it encourages residents to follow a few safety tips to reduce the possibility of cell phone theft:
- Be aware of your surroundings, particularly at night.
- Park or walk in well-lit and populated areas.
- Wear comfortable shoes that give you added mobility.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Keep your head up and make quick eye contact with those around you. Be observant of passing vehicles.
- Don’t become distracted by your cell phone, iPod or similar device.
- Walk with friends at night if possible.
If you believe you’re being followed, change directions or cross the street. Walk toward a populated place such as an open store, restaurant or even a residence. Contact police.
The BPD asks that anyone with information on these incidents contact District D-4 detectives. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by sending a text under the subject “TIP” to CRIME (27463). Tips can be sent anonymously and information leading to the arrest and conviction of a wanted individual may be eligible for a cash reward.