New Tactic Of San Francisco Cops To Chock The Stolen iPhone Market

The San Francisco police have taken up a new project to kill the sales of stolen iPhones. Depending on the common believe, squashing the market will kill the theft, they have placed their best effort on their new tactic. If you have a knack for the iPhones available at places apart from the registered stores, and you are not aware about the new ploy of the administration, you might be the one to get caught in their sticky net.

The tactic goes somewhat like the old Hollywood movies, police officers dressed in plain clothes, may be even in those funky shorts or jeans which are in trend, are selling iPhones at the places which are popular for selling of stolen goods. The Corner of 7th and Market Street is the hotspot for this vigilance.  The officers acting as stolen iPhone sellers are giving clear signs to the passer-by that they are ready to sell the latest model of the iPhone at a much lower price making it evident that the iPhone in the sale is stolen. The very time a passer-by turns and shows interest, the officer starts to pull up the net, but the willing customer has to name a price before he can be lawfully taken into custody.

According to the Police Capt. Joe Garrity, San Francisco, if the snatcher could not find a market to sell the stolen goods, automatically he will stop snatching; this technique is just like cutting the top of the reasons for crime. This arresting by the police will surely discourage stolen iPhone buyers, and close the market for these stolen goods, which will result in reduced iPhone stealing. Police also reported that in fifty per cent of the smartphone theft cases, it is a woman who becomes a victim, and indeed San Francisco has become the hub of the stolen iPhone network.

This tactic is not obviously encouraged by many, including George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney and also the former police chief, who expressed his displease about the tactic, but the police claim that they are particularly targeting the markets which are known for notorious buyers linked to the global stolen iPhone trade.

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