Magistrate warns retailers
CELLPHONE RETAILERS, scrap metal dealers and those involved in the cash for gold business have been urged to perform thorough background checks on people who try to peddle those items.
“You must lay down the rules in your stores,” Magistrate Douglas Frederick said yesterday. “Anything cheap is not good.”
The comments came from Frederick as he dealt with a youngster accused of stealing a BlackBerry, and two others who pleaded guilty to handling the stolen phone.
Of the two who confessed, one was a many-time convicted thief, while the other man was a cellphone repair technician, who said he was accustomed to buying cellphones from his co-accused. (HLE)
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