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Cellphone robberies prevalent in Carson area

A woman looks at her cellphone in this undated file photo.

July 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Residents in and around Carson are being warned of a rash of robberies involving cellphones.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 26 such robberies have been reported so far this year.

Most of the victims are juveniles or young adults who are using their cellphones at bus stops or walking around the neighborhood.

Authorities are urging people to limit cellphone usage in public and be aware of their surroundings.