London experiences mobile phone theft every six minutes; officials urge manufacturers for solutions

  • In 2022, nearly 250 phones were stolen daily in London, with mobile thefts making up 38% of personal robberies in the capital.
  • Officials, including London Mayor Khan and Met Chief Sir Mark, have urged smartphone manufacturers to eliminate incentives for theft.
  • Increasing youth involvement in thefts and the ease of repurposing stolen devices are significant concerns.
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