Cellphone Thefts

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.


Police are looking for these six men in connection with a Feb. 17 robbery and assault at the 205th Street subway station. (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Man Attacked Chasing After Subway Phone Thief

The 34-year-old victim was riding on a southbound D train around 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 17 when a thief snatched his iPhone from his hand, police said.


Police are looking for this man in connection with the theft of a cellphone and wallet from a subway passenger on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Cops: App Snapped Photo Of Man After Phone Stolen On Subway Train

A straphanger who fell on the subway awoke to find that someone had cut open his pockets and stolen his wallet and cellphone, police said.