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    Muggers Reveal Eye-Opening Secrets in Unprecedented I-Team/Telemundo Series

    In an unprecedented joint crime prevention project, the I-Team and Telemundo 47 Investiga sent surveys to hundreds of convicted robbers in New York and New Jersey, asking them questions about how they picked their targets and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim.

    The answers from behind bars were eye-opening. See the latest stories in this four-part investigative series below.

    PART I: Who They Target

    Muggers Reveal How They Target Their VictimsMuggers Reveal How They Target Their Victims

    In an unprecedented crime prevention project, the I-Team and Telemundo 47 Investiga sent surveys to hundreds of convicted robbers in New York and New Jersey asking them questions about how they pick their targets and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. Sarah Wallace reports.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 3, 2017)


    PART II: Warning Signs -- What They Do Before They Strike 

    Warning Signs You're About to Be MuggedWarning Signs You're About to Be Mugged

    Mayco Castro is serving a 9-year prison sentence for handcuffing, pistol-whipping and robbing a man in the hallway of an apartment building in 2013. Castro said he shadowed his victim for a week before he robbed him and an I-Team survey sent to the most hardened muggers and street robbers in New York and New Jersey shows this is common. Convicted muggers also said they sought to distract their victims before robbing them and didn’t care if they were caught on surveillance cameras. Chris Glorioso reports.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 3, 2017)


    PART III: What They Would Tell Their Moms

    Safety Tips Muggers Would Give Their MomsSafety Tips Muggers Would Give Their Moms

    Convicted muggers reveal what they would tell their mothers to avoid being targeted. Sarah Wallace reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 6, 2017)

    PART IV: How to Stop Them

    How to Stop a MuggerHow to Stop a Mugger

    Convicted muggers reveal tips on how to make yourself less of a target on the streets and the subway. Chris Glorioso reports.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 3, 2017)

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