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A Man Allegedly Stole More Than 100 Phones At Coachella

A Man Allegedly Stole More Than 100 Phones At Coachella

A NY man was arrested at Coachella Friday with more than 100 cell phones in his backpack, Indio police said. He was detained by festival security until police arrived.

"A bunch people activated their "find my phone" and pointed at, 'Hey it's that guy, my phone, my dot, it's moving with that guy, ' " Marshall said.

A representative for Coachella was not immediately available for comment.

Those signals led the victims to Henao, police said.

Henao has been charged on suspicion of grand theft and receiving stolen property.

A suspected pickpocket faced charges Monday for allegedly stealing more than 100 cell phones at this weekend's Coachella music festival.

While the insanely popular music festival draws huge crowds due to it's diverse line-ups, it also draws those looking to make some less-than-honest cash.

In their press release, Indio Police offered advice on how to avoid being the victim of pickpocketing at the second weekend of Coachella, which will take place next Friday through Sunday.

Consider taking a dummy wallet with you because most thieves will not look for another once they have found the first one. He almost got away with stealing upwards of 100 phones - a hefty chunk of change in his pocket had he been able to pawn them off.