Coachella Attendee Accused Of Stealing 100+ Phones At Music Festival

According to police, numerous phones remain in the festival's lost-and-found area.

Savvy festivalgoers helped police arrest a pickpocket at Coachella this weekend.

INDIO A NY man suspected of stealing more than 100 cellphones was arrested at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, police said Sunday. Those signals led the victims to Henao. Some of the phones were returned to the victims that day or the next.

The suspect was detained by security guards, then arrested by police on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.

He was released from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning after posting $10,000 bail. The cells were available to be claimed throughout the rest of the weekend, and those still missing anything can check the festival's lost and found page.

Indio Police advise concertgoers to place their wallets or phones in their front pocket and to use an elastic band around their items to prevent them from sliding out.

Everyone waves their phone around at Coachella because everyone needs to Instagram the experience (also, it's 2017), which makes attendees a prime target for pickpocketing.

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