Carriers Band to Fight Cellphone Theft – WSJ.com
In New York there were more than 26,000 incidents of electronics theft in the first 10 months of 2011—81% involving mobile phones—according to an internal police-department document reported by the New York Daily News.
The report said electronics are now the most stolen type of property, surpassing cash. In Washington, D.C., cellphone-related robberies jumped 54% from 2007 to 2011 according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Yesterday I advised a client who just lost a iPhone 4S to call and report the phone stolen so it could be put on the lost stolen list and never work on Verizon Wireless again unless they take it off the list.