Police warning after phone snatches


Two friends had their phones stolen in a distraction theft in a coffee shop in Luton.

They were in a coffee shop in The Mall when a man approached them and placed a leaflet on the table over the phones.

The friends told him they didn’t want the leaflet and he retrieved it but took their phones – a Samsung 4S in a pink case and a BlackBerry - with him.

Investigation Supervisor, Gary Maxey, is keen to remind members of the public to ensure they keep their mobiles out of sight and never put them down on a table whilst they are out and about.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation can contact Gary Maxey, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.