The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department issued some tips this week intended to reduce cellphone thefts.
-- Use the security lock code or PIN to lock the information in your phone;
-- Save the serial number;
-- Don't store secrets in your phone;
-- Activate the Global Positioning System in the cellphone. After-market software is available for purchase if the cellphone does not include one;
-- Avoid distracted walking and talking because that's often when cellphones are stolen;
-- Put the cellphone away in a place it is not visible when you are eating;
-- If your phone is stolen, find another phone to use to report the
theft to law enforcement;
-- Be a good witness. If you see the suspect, don't try to get it back.
Note the vehicle license, color and model and last known direction of travel.
On January, officers to two suspects just hours after they allegedly broke into a home.
- City News Service