Cellphone thefts are on the rise in Hoboken, police warn

Authorities say they've received more than two dozen reports of cellphone thefts and pickpocketing this year.

Lanette Espy

Jun 17, 2024, 11:37 AM

Updated 32 days ago

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Watch your phone when you're out socializing. Hoboken police are warning about cellphone pickpocketing amid an uptick of thefts in the city.
Authorities say they've received more than two dozen reports of cellphone thefts and pickpocketing this year. According to police, the thefts often take place in crowded bars and restaurants.
The Hoboken Police Department offered the following cellphone safety tips:
  • Never leave your cellphone unattended.
  • Always keep purses in front of your body, even when sitting.
  • Don't keep cash, credit cards or IDs in your phone case.
  • If your phone is stolen, file a police report immediately.
Anyone with information on recent cellphone thefts or pickpocketing is asked to contact police officer Daniel Grossi with the Hoboken Detective Bureau at GrossiD@Hobokenpdnj.gov.


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