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Pupils taught to foil phone thieves.

YOUNGSTERS in Hinckley are to be given advice on how to safeguard their mobile phones from thieves.

Moby, the campaign mascot of Leicestershire Constabulary's Operation Ringtone, has been given a makeover to raise young people's awareness of mobile phone security.

It marks the next phase in the operation, which is run by the west area community unit that offers crime prevention advice.

The new-look Moby features on 10,000 leaflets aimed at youngsters.

Sgt Gill Lewis said: "Mobile phones are very popular with young people but, sadly, this also makes them more attractive to thieves.

"We hope this latest initiative and the advice that the child-friendly Moby leaflet offers will raise young people's awareness and reduce the chances of them having their mobile phone stolen."

The leaflets encourage young people to type in *#06# to their phones to discover their mobile phone serial number.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 20, 2002
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