UK Police Blame iPods For 5% Rise In Robberies

Oct 20th, 2006 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Strange

UK police chiefs suggested yesterday that the iPod explosion could be behind a 5% increase in recorded robberies.

Ian Johnston, chief constable of the British transport police and spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said the rise was “a lot to do with the products that are available to be stolen these days. The mobile phone explosion is continuing. The iPod explosion is continuing. All of these gadgets that people carry around with them are very attractive to robbers, so that puts the opportunities up. We’ve obviously got to respond to that in a very positive way.”

via Guardian Unlimited

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