Young people have been hearing from their parents forever -- don't talk to strangers.
Now, there's a new reason not to: cell phone thefts.
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has issued a warning to students based on recent incidents at Dublin High and at least one middle school.
Students at Dublin High and Wells Middle School were approached by two black women, either on foot or in a car, saying their phones had died and that they needed to get in touch with their child at the school. When a students handed over a smart phone, the women took off.
The two are described as being in their late 30s and driving either a beat up white car or an older model tan or champagne colored Mercedes CLS550.
Dublin police are involved, according to the SRVUSD letter. As with students there, young people in the area are advised not to talk to strangers, to call 911 and report the incident. It's also suggested that, if possible, students return to school immediately and report it to administration as well.