Complete the following passage with the words in the box.
Cellphone theft on the rise.
Reports of cellphone theft in schools are steadily on the rise. The (1) .... is getting so rampant that the Police Departments were (2) .... to issue a warning notice to students through their principals by e-mail.
Their e-mail, sent out on January 20,2008, stated that the cellphone theft in schools, colleges
and universities were (3) .... on the rise by 25 percent compared to the same period last year. Considering that many cases had gone unreported, the actual figure could have been much higher. Consequently, the police advised students to (4) .... their cellphones and other valuables while they are on school premises.
According to police report, there were 130 cases of lost cellphones in 2004, whereas last year, there were 170 reported cases. In the letter to school principals, the police viewed the increase of 40 cases as (5) ..... and advise the schools to address the problem; otherwise, the police would be (6) ... to step in.
A police spokesman told ABC News that among the most (7) .... items stolen were cash, pens, watches and cellphon. In almost all reported cases victims left their belonging (8) ....., unsecured and unlocked in gyms and classrooms.