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Garda chases after man who snatched mobile phone from pregnant woman

The man was arrested and is being held at Bridewell Garda Station.
Aug 2nd 2016, 5:59 PM 31,830 41

A GARDA GAVE chase in Dublin today after a pregnant woman had her phone snatched.

The incident happened at around 12.50pm at the Luas stop at Smithfield.

The mobile phone was snatched from the pregnant woman’s hand, and the assailant fled the scene.

A garda who was nearby and who observed the theft pursued the man by running after him. The garda caught the man and returned the phone to the woman.

Arrested

The man was arrested and is being detained at Bridewell Garda Station.

Last year, mobile phones were the most commonly stolen item, with nearly 60% of thefts and robberies involving mobile phones.

Last year, almost €3 million worth of mobile phones were stolen.

The gardaí strongly recommend that mobile phone owners record details of their IMEI number.

This number can be blocked on the networks, rendering the phone useless.

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