Police warning to Pokémon Go users in Lancashire

Pokémon Go users are being warned to not become an '˜easy target' for phone theft in Lancashire.

Saturday, 30th July 2016, 10:15 am
Updated Saturday, 30th July 2016, 11:19 am
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Preston Police published the warning to their Facebook page telling people to be ‘aware of their surroundings’ when out playing the reality smart phone game.

PCSO Ste wrote: “Had a cycle around Avenham Park this evening and there were a lot of budding Pokémon Masters out chasing those little critters and the 7 pokestops that can be found there.

“I couldn’t help but think about the mobile phone theft that occurred in the City Centre only a couple hours earlier, as someone walked along texting they had their phone stolen by a passing cyclist.

“Although we’ve had no poke-crime here in Preston since the games launch, walking around with a £500+ phone out in your hand & your head down makes you an easy target for a would be thief.

“So please be aware of your surroundings, avoid parks and similar places after dark.”

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