More than ten per cent of mobile phone thefts in Notts happen at Rock City
MORE than 10 per cent of all mobile phone thefts in the county take place at Rock City, new figures have revealed.
From September 2011 to August 2012 a total of 2,344 thefts took place throughout Notts, with 298 – 12.71 per cent – happening at the nightclub in Talbot Street.
The figures have been released by Notts Police under the Freedom of Information act.
General manager of Rock City Bart Easter said the club was working closely with police to tackle the problem which was caused by organised gangs specifically targeting gigs across the country.
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"What we have found is it's a national problem with gigs and there's big organised gangs doing it," he said.
"We have worked very closely with police and with CCTV monitoring and that that has been successful in bringing the numbers down so going forward this is where we want to go.
"It's not something we like, it's not something we want to happen but it's certainly something we are targeting and doing something about."
As well as working with police to monitor CCTV and track phones reported stolen using apps like "Find my iPhone" the club also partnered with police to run the Love Your phone campaign, which encourages people to look after their property.
The total excludes thefts of mobile phones from dwellings, from vehicles, from shops, and phones taken in robberies.
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