This was sent out by 104th, but affects everyone!! There are two issues and I've highlighted them for those of you who don't like to read everything. lol
Happy Labor Day,
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
104 Community Alert:
Over the last week we have had an individual riding a bicycle around the community snatching phones from distracted victims. The most recent event occurred on Friday August 30, 2013 in front of 71-xx 65 Place in Glendale. The victim was texting on her phone when a male Black/Hispanic 5' 8, 180 lbs on a black and silver bicycle rode up and snatched her I Phone out of her hands. The victim was not injured.
We ask no matter where you are at please be aware of your surroundings at all times. Especially when you are using one of these high priced phones or devices (I Phone, Samsung Galaxy, etc). If a perpetrator sees that you are distracted while using one of these devices, they can make you a target.
In addition, the 104 Precinct has taken multiple reports from victims after they were contacted via phone from an unknown individual demanding money under the threat of harm to a family member. The number from which this perpetrator calls from differs.
If anyone is contacted by anyone who demands money under the threat of force, please call 911 immediately. This crime is not exclusive to the 104 Precinct, there have been victims of this crime throughout the City.
Detective Thomas Bell
104 Precinct Community Affairs