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‘Crypto muggings’: thieves in London target digital investors by taking phones

Exclusive: Thousands of pounds stolen in cases seen by the Guardian in reports from City of London police

Thieves are targeting digital currency investors on the street in a wave of “crypto muggings”, police have warned, with victims reporting that thousands of pounds have been stolen after their mobile phones were seized.

Anonymised crime reports provided to the Guardian by City of London police, as part of a freedom of information request, reveal criminals are combining physical muscle with digital knowhow to part people from their cryptocurrency.

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