Mayor wants the city to crack down on cell phone thefts

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CHICAGO - Mayor Emanuel wants the city to crack down on cell phone thefts.

His own son was the victim of a robbery nearly three years ago.  In 2014, the city council mandated cell phone unlocking services to keep records on their customers and devices.

The new crackdown would impose tougher regulations and stiffer penalties for those who profit from stolen cellphones, either in stores or online.

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