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.