Spike in phone thefts

Published 01/21 2014 04:07PM

Updated 01/22 2014 09:56AM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI students went back to class Tuesday. Now, police are asking them to keep a close eye on their favorite accessory.

Officers have seen a big spike in phone thefts on campus; especially at the gym. They remind students to keep their phone in a coat pocket or backpack and never leave it unattended.

They say, once it's gone, it's hard to track down. Police have more tips posted online.

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