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Mugging People For Their Phones!!

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I'm fuming!! My sons just come in after being mugged by a guy for his phone. He was with his cousin and the guy made them both hand over their phones. It's stupid! It wasn't even a good phone, but… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I'm fuming!! My sons just come in after being mugged by a guy for his phone. He was with his cousin and the guy made them both hand over their phones. It's stupid! It wasn't even a good phone, but the guy had my son pinned to the wall by his neck and demanded his cousin hand over first or else.

Pointless going to the police though. A similar thing happened about a year ago to him and the police just admitted they couldn't do anything..

The problem my son has though is when he has a phone, he puts his tunes on full blast and uses it like a ghetto blast (blast from the past). So it's like advertising what he's got. He can't see anything wrong though and will probably do the same with his next phone.

What is the point though? Surely the thief knows that you'll phone the network and turn the phone and sim off, so they end up with just a lump of plastic.

Oh well, I just hope he learns that you can't flash the phone around.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
oh well it used to be trainers a few years back.....at least they can walk home with somat on their feet
#2
oh no! - I do admit sometimes youngsters do flash them about, but that is no excuse for theft. Make sure its reported to the police because this is a serious incident.
#3
Make sure you block it like you said.

Tell son to keep phone not on display and on quietly when he's listening to it in public for his own safety.

Enrole him in some self defence x x
banned#4
your son shouldnt play music on loud as it attacts people and its also rude
saying that its not an excuse, you should definatly phone the police as if they dont take out the sim they could track it and even if they cant they might know who it is from the description your son gives


tell him next time to use the headphones or do without a phone
#5
ClarityofMind
Make sure you block it like you said.

Tell son to keep phone not on display and on quietly when he's listening to it in public for his own safety.

Enrole him in some self defence x x


He used to do kick boxing but dropped it cause he wanted to go out more with his friends and said it was boring. I wish ne'd kept it up now!
#6
I think you should report this to the police, it sounds like assault and robbery x 2 to me.

Unsolved crimes might get more Cops on your' local streets and even a footpatrol now and then?
#7
Sometimes it's not about the theft but the power of bullying.....

would still report to the police
#8
buy him a cheap phone

phones can be sold overseas even if they are blocked


would you walk around with 200 quid just hanging about in your hand for all to see?

nothing different about a phone eiither....oportunist will take it/grab it
#9
casparwhite
buy him a cheap phone

phones can be sold overseas even if they are blocked


I didn't know that! So even blocked they'll work abroad?
#10
sorry to hear about your son and his cousin. That must've been horrible for them. At least they are ok and that is the main thing.

xx
#11
my sister is 13 and she does the loud music thing with hers they all do it i think they look like idiots but its not much different to when we had walkmans haha hope your son is ok and not too upset by it all at least it was only a phone there are some horrible people out there your son should be able to do what he wants with his phone its horrible the way things are now,
i would report it just so the police know it might be someone they have caught or if it keeps happening and they do catch someone your son might just help be a wintness ect

hope hes ok :)
#12
stefor
I didn't know that! So even blocked they'll work abroad?


yeah they aint blocked overseas mate, just in this country

i know a few backpackers in oz who had a little racquet going with stolen locked mobiles sent from the uk.....most were bought off ebay as well i think
#13
stefor
He used to do kick boxing but dropped it cause he wanted to go out more with his friends and said it was boring. I wish ne'd kept it up now!


My daughter is a junior black belt in korokokai jujitsu. I'm not sure she'd be up to hurting anyone though. Worlds apart really isn't it. But some self defence helps increase their confidence anyway.

Make sure he only has a PAYG cheapo phone. He wont feel any need to draw attention to it then x x
banned#14
yeah thats why they still sell on ebay

hopefully the mugger will get scammed by the italians and get nothing lol
#15
Well hopefully he'll learn his lesson from it and stop walking around with his music blaring.
#16
buy him a phone with no mp3 support :thumbsup:
#17
casparwhite
yeah they aint blocked overseas mate, just in this country

i know a few backpackers in oz who had a little racquet going with stolen locked mobiles sent from the uk.....most were bought off ebay as well i think



Probably like this seller (ebay item 310140133490), as who would have a collection of 50 mobile phones? :x
#18
Might as well report it to the police but nothing will come of it unless you hand the case to them, pre-solved, on a plate. My younger brother was at a party a few months ago and two thugs came in, uninvited and stole mobiles, ipod, etc out of peoples coats that were in another room. They knew who these thugs were but still the police couldn't do anything. Useless.

And i woulnd't recommend telling him to try and fight future muggers off and be a hero with karate or whatever. Best just hand over the mobile and claim on the insurance. Much rather that than getting beaten up over it. It sucks but at least he's safe still :)

p.s. buy him headphones! :D
#19
Shambolic
Probably like this seller (ebay item 310140133490), as who would have a collection of 50 mobile phones? :x


lol been robbing the homeless for them fones.....

they all just old 1's prob picked up from family or charity shops
banned#20
stefor
He used to do kick boxing but dropped it cause he wanted to go out more with his friends and said it was boring. I wish ne'd kept it up now!


no kick can beat a knife dude. its not worth it.
#21
casparwhite
lol been robbing the homeless for them fones.....

they all just old 1's prob picked up from family or charity shops


I did think that one in the front row, on the right was a brick, right enough!! :-D
#22
Tell Him to stand his Ground

I remember the trainers trend.

if hes trying to act cool or "bad", maybe thats why he is targeted
#23
strike
Tell Him to stand his Ground

I remember the trainers trend.

if hes trying to act cool or "bad", maybe thats why he is targeted


+1
Don't think he can stand his ground if he's got him in the neck. The good old slap the head with both hands trick should fix that :thumbsup:. Tell him to take some self defense classes. :thumbsup:
#24
But his cousin was there. or maybe because im more the violent type.
#25
Just be thankful he had it robbed rather than claim he had when selling for drugs!
#26
Report this to the cops - there may be CCTV in the area.
#27
Got no sympathy for him if hes one of those annoying lot with the music blaring everywhere they go.

ITS NOT EVEN MUSIC - ITS JUST NOISE
banned#28
strike
Tell Him to stand his Ground

I remember the trainers trend.

if hes trying to act cool or "bad", maybe thats why he is targeted


are you kidding me...?
No phone is worth being stabbed for!! Even if the guy didnt have a knife, the way things are in this country its just not worth the risk!!
#29
matt3454
Got no sympathy for him if hes one of those annoying lot with the music blaring everywhere they go.

ITS NOT EVEN MUSIC - ITS JUST NOISE



bet you were never young were you lol :thumbsup:
#30
matt3454
Got no sympathy for him if hes one of those annoying lot with the music blaring everywhere they go.

ITS NOT EVEN MUSIC - ITS JUST NOISE


yeah leave off grandad
#31
student_mummy
are you kidding me...?
No phone is worth being stabbed for!! Even if the guy didnt have a knife, the way things are in this country its just not worth the risk!!


Totally... we tell our kids.. someone tries to get your phone... throw it to one side and run in the opposite direction.

My 15 yr old daughter came home the one night and I couldn't believe she'd fought two girls for her phone... I was like, whyyy didn't you just let them have it?
#32
I like to think im still young now.

But being young does not involve playing your music on the back of the bus, through shopping centres etc.
#33
student_mummy
are you kidding me...?
No phone is worth being stabbed for!! Even if the guy didnt have a knife, the way things are in this country its just not worth the risk!!


I would say that we are rather lucky here, there are numberous other countries where such a scenario would be a lot more serious.
#34
I guess none of you have to get the bus every day then?
#35
strike
But his cousin was there. or maybe because im more the violent type.


If he walks around blasting off his music he's gotta be ready to be violent then.

student_mummy
are you kidding me...?
No phone is worth being stabbed for!! Even if the guy didnt have a knife, the way things are in this country its just not worth the risk!!


+1 I wouldn't as long as I had my dignity intact when I left.
banned#36
matt3454
I guess none of you have to get the bus every day then?


I do occasionaly and while it is very annoying it still doesnt mean they should be mugged :thumbsup:
#37
matt3454
I guess none of you have to get the bus every day then?


my sister is one of them she has it on in the house her friends come and they all do it it does my head in but all teenagers do these things and they grow out of it,
you need to remember back what you did i was a teen when phones 1st come out and it was listening to the ringtones loud in public we must have been sooooo annoying ,
teenagers make me laugh they are amusing they have no shame and are out to stress everyone out
you need to chill you only live once yes its annoying but they really not doing any harm :)
#38
student_mummy
I do occasionaly and while it is very annoying it still doesnt mean they should be mugged :thumbsup:


Oh please. Mug the people with them. Its annoying and also intimidating.
#39
SABJ
my sister is one of them she has it on in the house her friends come and they all do it it does my head in but all teenagers do these things and they grow out of it,
you need to remember back what you did i was a teen when phones 1st come out and it was listening to the ringtones loud in public we must have been sooooo annoying ,
teenagers make me laugh they are amusing they have no shame and are out to stress everyone out
you need to chill you only live once yes its annoying but they really not doing any harm :)


lol im only 2 months past being a teenager.

Its just one of those. I find it itimidating more than anything, being upstairs on the bus with someone blasting there music behind me.
#40
definately report it to the police. Just because they were not able to do anything the last time it doesn't mean they wont be able to do anything this time.

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