iPod Headphones Tipping Off Bandits

March 30th 2005 | Multimedia

You might want to hide that iPod*. The ubiquitious music player with the telltale white headphones has caused a 20 percent spike in robberies on New York subways, the New York Daily News says. The paper reported on Tuesday that the popular music device has become a favorite target for thieves scouting the trains for valuables.

"The common denominator are iPods," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said. "They’re expensive, extremely popular and easy to conceal after they’re stolen."

iPod bandits targeting subways
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* …wherever you are.

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iPod Headphones Tipping Off Bandits
Published in: Multimedia on 2005-03-30