There might be a recession still lurking, but that doesn't mean robbers are going to steal just anything.
The whole point of stealing things is to get money for them. And, in New York, only certain smartphones appear to have any value.
The iPhone, for example, is coveted by certain nefarious actors. Droids and BlackBerrys, not quite so much.
I lean upon the reporting of NBC New York, which chatted with police in the more elevated (numbers-wise) parts of Manhattan.
The police told of robbers who demanded nice people's phones. When one produced an iPhone, they leaped upon … Read more