Schumer calls on phone carriers to reduce number of cell thefts

? There is a new call this morning to stop the rising number of cell phone thefts. Sen. Charles Schumer says cell phone carriers should

WOODBURY - ? There is a new call this morning to stop the rising number of cell phone thefts. Sen. Charles Schumer says cell phone carriers should be able to deactivate a phone when it is stolen. Schumer says this would ensure that thieves could not re-sell or reuse the phones.

Schumer says nearly 50 percent of all crimes in NYC during the first part of the year were related to stolen phones.

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