After reports of mobile phones being stolen at their concerts in Cardiff and Reading, the band, Royal Blood, have warned their fans to be extra vigilant and to keep a look out for their mobile phones and wallets when attending their gigs.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested with a staggering 53 mobile phones that were thought to have been stolen at a concert in Birmingham.
It would suggest that the band are being targeted by a gang who think that there is enough chaos in front of the stage for phones to be taken without the knowledge of the owners. Or when the owners do notice it’s too late.
These days with phones costing £1,000 in some cases, like the new Apple iPhone X, thieves could be stealing literally thousands of pounds worth of equipment in a matter of an hour or so.
This is not the first time thieves have targeted concert goers. A man was arrested after a concert by The Courteeners at the Brixton Academy in 2014. It was thought that he was wearing a tracksuit under his jeans and he simply slipped the phones down the tracksuit once other gang members had pickpocketed unsuspecting concert goers.
Sadly, it seems that thieves are happy to target concert goers in this way, many of whom are young and might find themselves in difficulty without a phone to contact friends or family if they get split up after a concert.
Royal Blood continue their tour tomorrow in Bournemouth then Brighton before heading off to continue the tour worldwide. If you are going to these gigs or any others please be careful with your phones, especially when taking photos or videos.
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