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Fitch Calls For More Action After String of Cell Phone Store Robberies

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis County Police are planning a robbery prevention forum with cell phone stores, after robbers held up two cell phone stores in south county in recent weeks.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says stolen cell phones are worth four to five hundred dollars each, making a cell phone store more lucrative to rob than a bank.

“We know that 37-percent of all our robberies over the last twelve months have been related to cell phones,” says Fitch.

He wants the cell phone industry to start putting technology into phones so they can be shut off after they’re stolen and rendered worthless.

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