Police departments all over are reporting a huge upswing in cell phone thefts, especially iPhones. They call it "Apple picking". Here is what you need to know so that you or a loved one are not a victim.

Thieves are targeting people with iPhones because they are very easy to sell on Craig's List or on the internet. These phones can be re-programed in a couple of hours, and the possibility that a stolen phone will be recovered is slim.

Watch the video below and listen to an actual "Apple picker" speak as to how he picks his victims and why. You will also learn how to protect yourself from iPhone thieves.