Being young with a cell phone in your pocket is a dangerous way to live. Police looking for cell phone thieves.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  October 10-12   Just before midnight last Friday two teenagers, male and female – aged 15 and 14 years respectively, were walking west along St. Frances Road near Guelph Line, in Burlington.

A thief ran up behind the pair, pushed the male to the ground at which point the thief was joined by two accomplices. The suspects punched the victim in the face and demanded his backpack and cell phone.  The three assailants took the back pack and the cell phone and fled.  They were last seen running towards Guelph Line.

Approximately forty minutes later another robbery occurred on the north side of New Street near Rossmore Boulevard, in Burlington.

The 19-year-old male victim was walking along New Street when he was approached by three males. One suspect stated that they were going to rob the victim and then all three suspects forced the victim to the ground and removed a cell phone and wallet from the victim’s pant pockets. The suspects were then seen getting into a vehicle and fleeing east on New Street.

Thieves will sneak up behind you in broad daylight or stalk you at night. There is a ready market for stolen cell phones

In both incidents the suspects are described as follows:

First incident

All three suspects were male, black.

One suspect was 6’0” tall, with a slim muscular build and wearing a black hoodie.

A second suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a white stripe on the back.

Second incident

All three suspects were male, black, short hair, ranging in height from 5’9” – 6’0” tall.

All three suspects were wearing black shirts with yellow stripes around the arms and down the sides of the shirt.

Suspect vehicle:  A red four-door sedan, possibly a Mazda.

Both victims received minor injuries during these confrontations.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspects involved is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2315, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

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