Police investigate phone theft

JESS ETHERIDGE
Last updated 12:34 14/05/2014

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Several smartphones have been stolen from a shop at Telecom's Auckland headquarters.

The store, next to the telecommunications giant's central-city office, was burgled at 4.30am today.

Police are warning would-be buyers of cheap smartphones, including iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models, that their new device could have been stolen.

Inspector Vaughn Graham said an investigation was under way.

Forensic evidence was taken during a scene examination.

He was unable to say how many smartphones were taken, but it was a decent number.

Graham said the phones had been blocked from use by the phone's provider.

The blocking service is available to all owners of smartphones.

"It's as simple as contacting your phone provider and providing them with your stolen phone's IMEI [a unique device number] and having the phone shut down," he said.

Anyone with information on the stolen phones can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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