Rise in mobile phone thefts in Sheffield

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POLICE who uncovered the web of organised criminal gangs stealing mobile phones in Sheffield’s night spots have predicted a surge in thefts early this year.

Officers have issued a warning to revellers to be on their guard in the post-Christmas period, as those who received new gadgets during the festive season will be a prime target for thieves.

It comes after Operation Kreep - set up last July - uncovered a number of small gangs targeting the city’s night-time economy.

 

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