The Jewish Chronicle

Rinder in ‘shock’ after thugs snatch phone


TV personalit­y and barrister Robert Rinder said he was left in “shock” after his phone was snatched in north London last week.

The Judge Rinder host, 42, said he was willing to offer a financial reward to anyone with informatio­n about the incident reported in the Finchley Road and Canfield Gardens area.

He tweeted that three “boys wearing balaclavas on bikes” had stolen his phone and “laughed” as he shouted at them to drop it.

“I’m in shock but am insured and privileged.

“Others are less lucky. Help me find these people & stop them (financial reward),” he wrote. Mr Rinder stressed that phones were a “lifeline” to loved ones particular­ly during lockdown. “For thousands of other victims this means being cut off or losing a fortune.” A police spokespers­on said officers had received a report of a theft at 8.40pm on March 24 on Finchley Road.

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