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More than 50 phones stolen from Royal Blood fans at Birmingham Arena gig

Solihull Editorial 20th Nov, 2017   0

A man has been arrested after 53 mobile phones were reported stolen at a gig.

Royal Blood performed at The Arena Birmingham on Saturday night (November 18), where police say the thefts took place.

West Midlands Police arrested a 22-year-old on suspicion of theft and recovered the mobile phones.

The force urged gig-goers to be extra vigilant and is appealing for people who attended the event and had their phone stolen to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Jeff Clifford from Force CID, said: “Currently the vast majority of victims have been identified, but we urge anyone who attended the concert who is missing a phone to call 101. Log 671 19/11/17 being used to record new reports.

“It’s an unfortunately a reality that large crowds at concerts such as this make rich pickings for career criminals.

“We’re hot on the heels of these offenders but you can also reduce your chances of falling victim to such crimes by remaining extra vigilant when attending busy events.

“If you think you had your phone taken last night, please get in touch with us and we can check whether or not we have been able to recover it.”

Anyone with information about theft in Birmingham should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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