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  Children get help to beat phone crime
Updated 08 November 2001, 13.37
A new campaign to prevent mobile phone crime has been launched
Children have been given new advice to help stop their mobile phone being stolen.

It's part of a new police campaign called "Lokit, Mrkit, Kepit and UsitDnotL0sit".

Fact File
Useful police tips
Mark your phone to identify it
Avoid using your phone in public
Write down the IMEI number - it's different on each phone
Thieves prefer the latest models
Recent figures show that in half of all street robberies in London, a mobile phone is stolen.

Worse, people aged 14 to 17 are most likely to be the victims.

School visits

As part of the campaign, police officers will visit schools to give out safety tips, and mark phones with invisible pens.

Superintendant Archie Torrance of London's Westminster police said: "Children should be cautious when using their phones in the street.

"Be aware of who's around, especially on busy streets and outside train stations."

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