Why Mexico City residents buy dummy mobile phones
• Why Mexico City residents buy dummy mobile phones
Most of the world's population sees robbery and robbery more often on TV than in real life. Alas, this does not apply to residents of Mexico City. In the first four months of 2019 in the streets of the capital of Mexico, on average there are about 70 robberies per day. More often than not suffer the usual passers-by, but other than that also attacked the buses, on the drivers stuck in traffic on the road, or even waiting for the green light on a traffic light.
What to wear a jewelry is not worth it, people have understood at once. However, in modern life leave home without a wallet and a cell phone? Mexicans and then found out - in local stores began to sell not only the phone, but also their dummies. All this takes place illegally - sellers are afraid that if the police was coming and detect counterfeit batch of mobile phones, they will be accused of cheating. "Customers know what to buy", - says Axel, one of these vendors. - "This is a robbery case. They are now often buy. "
Fake phones are 300-500 Mexican pesos, which is about 15-25 dollars, and apparently they are completely identical to the famous models of mobile phones are most often used Iphone and Samsung Galaxy. They have a "screen", which shows the start screen, and inside is a metal plate to give moulage required weight in your hand.
"This is a very handy thing to a robbery case - says Axel. - Robbers say, "Give to your phone, all you have" - and people are realizing that they need to quickly pull out and give everything, literally in seconds. Well, here they are and give these phones often do not notice the substitution of the robbers. "
It is understood that an armed robber handing a fake - it's a big risk. If an attacker realizes that he wants to deceive, is a good chance that he will use force or even fired. Therefore, some Mexicans prefer to buy cheap, but still real phones. Anyway, now have two phone in your bag for the residents of the Mexican capital has become commonplace.
Mexico City police do not yet know how to solve this problem in the 20-million city. Robbery has always been a problem in this city, but have become more expensive mobile phones, the more robberies began to occur - only the previous two years the attacks was 22%.
The last attempt to somehow resolve the situation, was made at the beginning of May - in one of the most densely populated areas of the city buses are now Iztapalapa ride accompanied by a police officer. Typically, one armed police officer at the end of the passenger compartment in case the robber wants to take away the wallets and cell phones of passengers. Is it an effective solution only time will tell.