Police: iPhone thefts on the rise in Lakeview

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Chicago police are warning people in Lakeview to be careful with their iPhones and smartphones.

DNA Info reports those phones are attracting thieves in the area around Belmont, Addison, Southport and Halsted.

Police say just last month, there were 18 robberies in the area.

Most of those robberies took place in the early morning hours as people left bars and walked alone.

Police advise people to put their phones away and be alert of their surroundings.

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