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" Recently, we have seen several instances of phones being stolen on and around campus.* These phones, commonly held in the hands of pedestrians while talking or texting, are being targeted by thieves who travel on foot and on bicycles.
This is a national trend that is being encountered in small and large towns, and it seems to have arrived in New Haven.* Because iPhones seem particularly attractive to thieves (who can sell them quickly for cash) this trend has actually acquired a name: “Apple Picking”