Mobile phones: How phone theft was tackled in the 90s

Mobile phones: How phone theft was tackled in the 90s

In 1994, Newsroom South East’s Jonathan Beale reported on the tactics used by criminals to steal and then sell on mobile phones.

The boom in cellphones in the 1990s saw a new crime wave of phone thefts on the capital’s streets and even in people’s cars, while they were driving.

Take a look at what was being done to clamp down on phone thieves in 90s London.

Video from Newsroom South East, 1994

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