NYPD Targeting Subway Thieves With Undercovers

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Subway passengers ride a crowded L train October 9, 2005 in New York City. New Yorkers continued to ride the subway today, the date officials warned of a possible terror attack on the subway.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 9: Subway passengers ride a crowded L train October 9, 2005 in New York City. New Yorkers continued to ride the subway today, the date officials warned of a possible terror attack on the subway. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Since everyone has an iSomething, subway theft is up 16 percent so far this year and the NYPD is taking action, approximately doubling the number of decoy officers in an attempt to bait crooks. The chosen cops are attending a five-day training program in order to learn how to look like easy targets (i.e. drunk or asleep), and are likely also being instructed that no one wants a Zune.