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Ask Asa: Cell Phone Theft

Subway passengers use their mobile devices underground - New York, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Subway passengers use their mobile devices underground (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How safe is your cell phone? Some surprising figures released by the NYPD indicate 42 percent of recent theft reports involve a missing cell phone.

CBS 2’s consumer reporter Asa Aarons explains what’s being done to curb this crime.

If you have an idea for a consumer story, send an email to ASKASA.@CBS.COM