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Battling Mobile Phone Theft in 90s London

TLDR: ’90s London saw a surge in mobile phone thefts, and authorities responded.

The 90s saw a surge in mobile phone usage in London. With it came a new crime wave – phone theft.

Thieves targeted people on the streets and in cars. They even snatched phones from drivers’ hands.

Authorities scrambled to tackle the issue. New tactics were deployed to catch the culprits.

Video from Newsroom South East, 1994, sheds light on the fight against phone theft in the capital.


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