WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say there’s been an increase in robberies and thefts of smartphones and other personal electronic devices.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Vincent Gray will discuss their strategy for fighting those crimes at a news conference Friday.

Police are urging residents to protect their property and to quickly provide information that can lead to arrests.

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