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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing More Than 100 Phones At Coachella


Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing More Than 100 Phones At Coachella

If you attended the world famous music festival Coachella this past weekend and lost your phone, here’s one place it could be.

Reportedly, police have arrested a man that was suspected of attempting to steal more than 100 phones during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Suspect, Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, was arrested by Indio Police Department officers for grand theft and possession of stolen property.

On the other hand, it was during the midst of the festival when multiple attendees noticed that their phones were missing, and some started using the Find My iPhone feature to track them down.

Indio police stated that some of victims were able to track down Henao across the fairgrounds before he was detained by security. Once Indio police arrived at the scene, Henao was found with a backpack full of more than 100 phones, and was ultimately arrested.

In addition, several devices were returned to their owners, but the rest of the phones can be recovered at Coachella’s on-site lost and found services, along with many driver’s licenses.

Police have issued out a reminder for the following weekends attendees, reminding them to take extra precautions when it comes to securing personal belongings. Sgt. Dan Marshall expressed, “Spread your valuables instead of keeping them in one place, if you are unlucky enough to be a victim of pickpocketing, and your ID, passport, cards, and important documents are spread out, you will not lose everything in one go.”

Marshall also recommends keeping wallets/phones in front pockets and employing “dummy” versions of each.

Did you lose anything at Coachella, Socialites? How was your experience? Let us know in the comment section below.

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