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It's a common sight as kids make their way to school: earphones in, phones and other electronics out.
Rochester Police advise, it's time to look up from those devices.
"He slapped me and we started fighting," said ninth grader Nahzier James. "He took all my stuff and him and his homeboy ran."
James said those men made away with his phone, headphones, wallet and coat.
Just last week, police said three juveniles stole anothers' iPod and headphones on the city's north side. Another had his electronics stolen in Corn Hill.
Officer Vinnie Agnone works out of the Neighborhood Service Center on Genesee Street. That's an area where many college students also walk to school.
Last month, an 18-year-old University of Rochester student was stabbed when someone approached him from behind demanding money.
"Be aware of your surroundings. Notice if someone is following you. Try not to be consumed in your music or the game on your phone. Travel in groups if possible," said Agnone.
Agnone said you should always report it if you are the victim of a robbery.