Consumers Who Purchase “Beats By Dre” Take A Beating!
You’ve seen them in the streets, the stylish, oversized, overpriced headphones that urbanites are rocking as the newest fashion trend. However there’s been another trend as well, a trend of robberies. In New York City mainly, subway robberies has gone up.
During the first quarter of 2012, there were a reported 232 robberies equating to a 31.8% bump. In addition, Grand Larceny statistics (theft of iPads & iPhones) had risen to 23.6% Despite public warning, strap hangers and young people still ignore the warnings and danger signs.
Just this weekend, a man was slashed in his neck in a failed robbery attempt after the suspect tried to take his Dr. Dre headphones. The video went viral on worldstarhiphop as onlookers gasped during the fight on the #4 train platform on Burnside Avenue in the Bronx. Click link below:
You would think with the rash of robberies consumers would be a bit more conservative or attentive when taking public transportation. An investigator for the NYPD Special Crime Unit was stated as saying “Wearing these headphones is a status symbol to criminals,” continuing with “You might as well wear a rob me sign when you’re wearing them.”