Cell phone grabbed

India
May 9, 2011 3:11am CST
My neighbor’s son, 16 years old was moving on the road near the river, this road is lonely usually; it is bypass road for our city, means vehicles those don’t want to pass through our city go by this road, thus avoid traffic rush in city. The road is lonely. Suddenly some guys came near this guy, requested him to lend the cell phone, so that they can make a call, this guy gave the cell phone. The guys grabbed this and also the wallet from his pockets and flew away. Last week similar incident occurred they snatched the gold chain on neck of a woman and cell phone and wallet of her husband; they were going on a bike. Such incidents are becoming common here. Unemployment is the reason and guys want to become rich over night by doing such crimes. What is the scene in your place? Did you have similar things to share? Please respond and share your valued opinion, Thanks in advance. Professor ‘*Bhuwan*’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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17 responses
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Hi there professor, so sorry to hear that. oh well, that is rampant here in our country too. my partner's been holdapped by two men when she was in college. they have got her mobile phone and wallet. my mobile phone was snatched two years ago by women who were my age and same thing happened to my sister just last year. it is scary to go out sometimes but i do not have a choice... i need to go to school everyday and be with different people particularly when riding public utility vehicles. i bought myself a tear gas last month... just in case. i have something to protect myself from bad guys. indeed, unemployment and poverty are the reasons why some people commit hineous crimes. the government should really do something about it.
• India
13 May 11
Dear gracie, good idea to learn self defence and carry tear gas and other similar spray devices, am sad to hear the story lol. Thanks for sharing in details Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
9 May 11
hi professor, that is terrible! am happy that i dont hear many of such, but isolated cases only. i guess thats the reason why our city is called the most liveable city because there is less crime here. i guess too because the people are vigilant. ann
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• India
13 May 11
Sweety Am happy to learn your place is peaceful now, but when i was your guest, in 2004, the place was too disturbed. Thanks for response Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
16 May 11
Personally in reality you are never completely safe no matter where you live, and no matter where you go. That is one of the reasons when going places you are unsure of, or where there is not always a lot of other people around, that you make sure that you keep an eye on all things at all times, and be leary of people you might now know who are around you. Things like that have happened from time to time, and it can be scary. I just tend to play it a little more cautious and usually pray when around others I do not know as well.
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• India
16 May 11
I agree with you, seems all are passing through bad days. Thanks for sharing Enjoy life to fullest. Cheers. BE HAPPY ALWAYS. Professor ‘*^Bhuwan^*’. .
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
12 May 11
Ive had people ask to use my cell phone but i deny the request. Ive heard many on the city busses say people ask to use their phone then quickly get off with the phone. IDK why because it cost as much to change the phone over as it does to go get their own phone and open account. They cant use the vitcims service long because they can just call and get it shut off asap. Some people are just evil at heart.
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• India
13 May 11
It is best not to give cell phone to any unknown person in street or bus, train etc, we need to be careful always, or else we repent later. Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
• United States
10 May 11
I'm sorry to hear this, it's sad that nowhere is safe nowadays. I live in Chicago, so I see crime everyday (yes, the stereotype is quite true), and hearing about stolen chains, phones, and other valuables is a daily thing over here. That's not good however, I'm always looking over my shoulder to see if anything suspicious is going to happen. Also, in a city like mine, people turn a blind eye when they are eyewitnesses to crime, and most criminals get away with their theft. It's sickening. Be careful out there!
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• India
13 May 11
I agree this is universal now, here police does nothing, they have share from such criminals, all that we can do, is to remain alert. Thanks for sharing, welcome to mylot and my discussions Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
9 May 11
Hi Professor~ I am so sorry to hear this story about your neighbor's son. I am happy that at least he wasn't hurt! This type of thing happens alot in NYS, especially in the cities where there is alot of crime and poverty. But, it can happen anywhere at anytime so we have all learned to be extra careful and be mindfui of our surroundings at all times. It is sad to live this way, but it is important these days!
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• India
13 May 11
Dear Opal, povery is a factor, but some guys and girls do it for adventure too. We need to be careful. Thanks for response Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@vexxus (708)
• Philippines
9 May 11
well, this kind of incident is very common, not just in lonely and dark road, in our community, you can see this kind of things happen. even in the front of the victims house, so sad the poor lady did not expect that to happen to her in front of her house and the bad guys took away his belongings. she was so lucky a car happen to pass by and these bad guys did not manage to enter her house and force her to do something against her will.
• India
13 May 11
Welcome to mylot, i agree, these guys are active every where.. Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 11
hi Professor here in the U S the unemployment is still very high, and in my stateCalifornis its higher yet. Robbery is going up while murder figures are going down. I know unemployment is one of the causes and young men and women who just want what they want when they want it and consider crime to get that they want.Morals seem to be the last thing a lot of parents teach anymore.Also when an adult say cheats on his or her income tax this sends a message to youngsters its okay to cheat in all sorts of other ways. we all should be setting better examples of our own for our children to copy.Yes stealing and robbery are really high now and people breaking into cars to steal cd players and anything else they can sell. also copper wire is being stole from homes with air conditioning using copper pipes. I guess copper is highly priced now.
• India
13 May 11
Copper sells here for 550 rupees a kilogram, 2.2 lbs, but these guys sell it for one tenth of this, they steal water taps made of brass, it happened twice with me, our cfl bulbs even seat cover of my scooter and dc player from my car, i blame the parents of these guys, they are not taught morality lol Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@louievill (19980)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Oh terrible, this things seem to be happening more frequently now a days as life gets harder, anyway I also have a teenage son and 2 smaller children and I do not let them bring along their expensive cell phones when they are unaccompanied or if they are not with either me, my wife or our family the driver, only cheap cell phones so they can contact me or I can contact to check on them. All of us in the family also do not wear jewelries not unless it's it's a real important occasion and the situation demands it. In a way I think this bad people are also tempted when they see you as an easy target.
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• India
13 May 11
I agree with you lou, thanks for telling me about your wife and kids, it is best to be alert , prevention is better than cure lol Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
9 May 11
yes you are correct professor, these things are happening because of the worldwide crises that is going on. People are finding ways on how to make money faster and one way is stealing which is really not right. I too have experienced this. My cellphone was fished out from my pocket and i was very sad about it. It taught me a lesson, I will not buy a very expensive phone anymore.
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• India
13 May 11
It is always adviseable to carry a cheap cell phone while out from home. Thanks for sharing your experience Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
• India
9 May 11
hi professor... What ever you are saying is disgusting and those things are becoming very common now a days in metro cities and towns. All this is happening because of the people who lost their human part in their soul i.e.,lost ethical and moral values in this society and going towards the unhealthy and uncommon things. This should not continue. And the other reason is poverty and unemployment. To avoid all these government has to take proper measures and the people also find thier own ways to succeed in life... Any way in my place it is not common because i am living in a small village. Happy day....
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• India
13 May 11
Hi srinivas welcome to mylot Glad to know you are safe in a village, but these guys are entering villages too, may be for adventure and fun.. Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
9 May 11
hello dada, This happens in every area here in metro where i lived. So,i am always alert and aware with people around esp when i am riding with public vehicle. So many bad people around and it's annoying have a great always dear
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• India
13 May 11
Jai beta, we have to get accoustumed to such things, hope you are fine with kids, blessings from Dada Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
9 May 11
In my village two days back, a women had went to her agriculture land and she lonely cutting the paddy. An unknown had came and theft her golden chain.... This is really very dangerous....
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• India
13 May 11
Earlier such incidents were limited to big towns and cities, but now it has spread to villages, we need to be catious Ramesh Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
• Philippines
9 May 11
hello Professor, Sad to tell you an incident like that occurred in some places here and even the government or police officials can't do anything i mean they are trying their best but a syndicate like this it not easy to catch. So better be aware in your surrounding and be alert most of the time have a nice day!
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• India
13 May 11
I agree with you bhaby, we must be alert while moving not only in lonely roads, but also in roads with heavy traffic. Thanks for sharing Cheers, have a wonderful day. Professor ‘^Bhuwan^’. .
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
22 May 11
Ah. This happened to my previous boss too. He was walking at the street in the business center city here in manila. It has to be a safe place where most people walking should have been employees and business men. Anyway if remembered seeing too well dressed men walking towards him and they were pretty much decent. Suddenly when if was past them, he was then grabbed and was asked to give his cellular phone and money too. If was caught by surprise and that made him lose control and just gave whatever they asked. We just have to be safe that's all and not allow ourselves to be betrayed by what we are seeing.
• India
18 May 11
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, Well, as I view and think this is order of the day 'KALYUGA' and we must buld up our bearing power much more so that we could tolerate such things. basically I feel 16 yrs boy need not carry any cell-phone with him, first he must study and then earn to get cell phone. Next he should have carried required change with him instead vallet. But people are there to show that their children can afford to loose cell phone. We should learn from the story of blind person carrying lit-candle. Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
17 May 11
Yes, Professor. That incident is also so common here in the Philippines. My nephew had his cellphone snatched while he is talking through his phone in the heart of the city, fronting a mall. He was so surprised that he wasn't able to do anything. The snatcher was so quick in running. Though, it's a good thing he didn't run after the snatcher because it might cause him his life. Cellphone snatching is common, so i think we should be cautious in using them in public places. In the above case, do not go alone in lonely places. For sure, criminals are on the look-out of victims to be in those places.