This entry from the Post police blotter, regarding the robbery of two young women as they got out of a cab in midtown, is a cautionary tale:
The suspect confronted the women, 23 and 24, on East 59th Street near Park Avenue at 4:10 a.m. Saturday. He then pulled a large knife and tried to take a purse belonging to one of the women, but she hung on to it and gave him the cash. The thief then asked to see their cellphones, but, when the women produced them, he uttered, "I don't want that," and ran off.
Now, we know it's humiliating to have your valuables rejected by a knife-wielding robber. But on the bright side, at least that $170 they each paid for those BlackBerry Storms didn't go to waste.
NYPD DAILY BLOTTER [NYP]