My phone was stolen near my student accommodation the other evening. I went for a walk around the block, to my step goal (I use vivofit), and someone on a bike snatched it out of my hand. I screamed “thief!” and chased them down for two streets, until they turned two corners and lost me.
My first feeling was this is ridiculous. During Welcome Week, we’d been warned that this was a method of theft that occurred in the area, and I’d thought it was ridiculous then, when I’d first heard about it. Having it done to me was embarrassing.