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Thieves Target Teens with iPods



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    A warning for teens who own iPods: you may want to put your iPod away when you're outside because thieves have their eye on you.

    Four teens were attacked in three separate robberies during a 24-hour period in Discovery Bay this week, according to the Contra Costa Times.  None were seriously hurt.  Police believe the attackers are teenagers as well.

    The first incident happened around 9 p.m. Monday.  A 19-year-old pizza delivery man was attacked on Cullen Drive near Bronte Drive and robbed of his iPod, cash, several pizzas and a soda.

    Then at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy was attacked while walking on Lakeshore Circle.  The thief got away with his headphones. 

    About an hour later on the same street, a 13-year-old and 14-year-old were both attacked and one of the boys was stripped of his iPod.

    Sheriff's deputies searched the areas after the first robbery and were unsuccessful.  They are now asking for the public' help.  If you have information, call the Sheriff's office at 925-646-2441.