Robbery pattern occurring in Ridgewood

800px-Patch_of_the_New_York_City_Police_DepartmentIf you’ve been walking in the area of the Seneca Avenue M Train stop, you’ve probably noticed bulletins from the police stabled to telephone polls. Police from the 104th Precinct are warning residents that robberies are occurring in the area, with criminals targeting people who are distracted and stealing their cellphone.

They offer the following tips:

  • Be aware and alert when walking and talking on your cellphone.
  • Keep your cellphone out of sight when not in use.
  • Utilize a headset.
  • Register phones with the NYPD free operation ID program.
  • Immediately dial 9-1-1 and report all suspicious persons and activity to the police.

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