Teenager loses phone in mugging

Detectives have appealed for information following a robbery in Chafford Hundred.

The 18-year-old victim was on an alleyway behind Tesco at Merlin Close when he was pushed over and robbed of a mobile phone.

The incident happened at about 12. 30pm on Saturday September 1.

Two suspects were involved and they took a black iPhone 4 the victim, who lives locally, had been holding in his hand.

They ran off towards Drake Road. The victim was shaken but unharmed.

The main suspect was said to be white, aged 19-20, of large build, about 6ft 2in tall and was wearing a grey tracksuit with black trainers. The victim did not see the second suspect to give any kind of description.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact the CID Target Offender Team at Grays police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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12:36pm Mon 3 Sep 12

perini says...

It's amazing that people have phones stolen and there is no way of knowing where they are yet the moment you step off a 'plane going abroad you always get a 'Welcome to x country!' If the technology exists that identifies your phone as being in a foreign country why cannot it be used to pin point a particular phone within the UK?
It's amazing that people have phones stolen and there is no way of knowing where they are yet the moment you step off a 'plane going abroad you always get a 'Welcome to x country!' If the technology exists that identifies your phone as being in a foreign country why cannot it be used to pin point a particular phone within the UK? perini
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10:10am Tue 4 Sep 12

EthanEdwards says...

No there are plenty of things you can do to locate your phone.

See app 'android lost' for android and the I phone has similar stuff.

They're free and they work. If this teen was too lazy to install something then it's too bad for him.
Probably he didn't bother to record the imei number either.
No there are plenty of things you can do to locate your phone. See app 'android lost' for android and the I phone has similar stuff. They're free and they work. If this teen was too lazy to install something then it's too bad for him. Probably he didn't bother to record the imei number either. EthanEdwards
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12:35pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

Although it's a shame this bloke had his phone nicked, it's hardly a surprise is it that people get mugged for these items.

You wouldn't walk down the road blithely displayng a wad of notes to the sum of 400 quid without the thought that some nogoodnik would want to grab it out of your hands would you?

Too many people sucked in by the 'must have the latest hip gadget' movement.
Although it's a shame this bloke had his phone nicked, it's hardly a surprise is it that people get mugged for these items. You wouldn't walk down the road blithely displayng a wad of notes to the sum of 400 quid without the thought that some nogoodnik would want to grab it out of your hands would you? Too many people sucked in by the 'must have the latest hip gadget' movement. Eric Whim
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