Police warning to Pokémon Go users in Lancashire

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Pokémon Go users are being warned to not become an ‘easy target’ for phone theft in Lancashire.

Preston Police published the warning to their Facebook page telling people to be ‘aware of their surroundings’ when out playing the reality smart phone game.

PCSO Ste wrote: “Had a cycle around Avenham Park this evening and there were a lot of budding Pokémon Masters out chasing those little critters and the 7 pokestops that can be found there.

“I couldn’t help but think about the mobile phone theft that occurred in the City Centre only a couple hours earlier, as someone walked along texting they had their phone stolen by a passing cyclist.

“Although we’ve had no poke-crime here in Preston since the games launch, walking around with a £500+ phone out in your hand & your head down makes you an easy target for a would be thief.

“So please be aware of your surroundings, avoid parks and similar places after dark.”

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