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The Allentown Association has issued a warning in the wake of recent cellphone thefts in Allentown and around D’Youville College.

In the warning, which follows a recent alert from Buffalo police, the association said there have been reports of “at least two men working areas of the Lower West Side [who are] stealing smart phones out of the hands of users.”

“This is a new and spreading form of crime what will likely increase,” the organization’s statement said.