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Thieves steal Greg Rutherford's mobile phone at Olympics

By David Wilcock

Long jump star Greg Rutherford has hit out after thieves in Rio swiped a mobile phone containing pictures of his young son.

The Team GB ace tweeted that the phone, containing pictures of his 22-month-old son Milo, had been taken on Sunday.

The London 2012 gold-medallist, who took bronze on Saturday, became the latest Olympic athlete to be targeted by criminals during the Brazil games.

He said: “The ultimate downer from this champs is having my phone stolen. Just for the pics and videos of Milo.”

His tweet was posted on the day 12-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint by thieves pretending to be police officers.

Other incidents have included athletes, diplomats and sports officials being robbed, a spate of thefts at the Olympic Village, security forces performing at least two controlled explosions at sports venues and the shooting dead of a man following the opening ceremony after he tried to mug a senior security official.

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