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Bournemouth gig-goers warned after spate of mobile phone thefts

By DavidBol  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

Police are warning gig-goers ion Bournemouth to keep an eye on hteir mobile phone after recent thefts at music venues

Music fans in Bournemouth are being warned after a spate of mobile phone thefts at gigs.

Gig-goers at both the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and the O2 Academy have reported their mobiles stolen after attending a concert.

Dorset Police received several complaints of stolen mobile phones during the Example concert at the BIC on Monday February 11.

Two men aged 23 and 34 were arrested and have been released on police bail.

Detective Sergeant Greg Tucker of Bournemouth CID said: "We have received a number of reports of mobile phones being stolen at recent concerts in Bournemouth.

"I would encourage members of the public to make sure their valuables, like mobile phones, are kept as safe as possible when they are in crowded locations like live music venues.

"Make sure your valuables are not easy for thieves to access. For example, don't leave mobile phones in baggy pockets or in a bag that a thief could easily slip their hand into without you realising."

A 25-year-old man was arrested and cautioned after reports of a number of mobile phones being stolen at the O2 Academy on Saturday February 2 at the Knife Party event.

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