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Bag and Mobile Phone theft - please be vigilant

Oct 10, 2018

Report any suspicious behaviour to Security on 547333
Report any suspicious behaviour to Security on 547333

There has been a rise in theft in and around the A6 corridor area of Salford, from Irlam o’th Heights to Manchester. Typically this has been mobile phone theft but bag thefts have also been reported. 

There have been reports of thieves on pedal cycles or mopeds cycling beside people and snatching their phones, as well as on foot. Thefts are happening in daylight hours as well as darkness.

Please be extra vigilant and protect your property when walking in this area. You're advised to notify Security right away in the event of a theft or attempted theft - 54773.

Tips to keep your belongings safe:

  • Try not to have your phone in your hand for extended periods of time – it’s easy to get distracted by reading texts or browsing the web.
  • Keep headphones wires tucked away so there’s less chance of someone grabbing them.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially people on bikes or mopeds who seem to be circling the area.
  • If possible, activate your phone’s tracker now. Search online or get in touch with your phone manufacturer if you’re not sure how. The police almost caught an offender recently thanks to this feature, so it’s worth using.

We’re continuing to work closely with the Police to catch the offenders.