In the Media

iPods 'fuelling street robbery'

PUBLISHED May 27, 2005

The popularity of iPods and hi-tech mobile phones has fuelled a sharp rise in street robbery in London, the Met Police Commissioner has said.

Sir Ian Blair said the bright coloured leads made it easy for criminals to spot the digital music players.
Latest figures for London show a 26.4% increase in robbery in April compared to the same month last year.