INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Dr. Dre of Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg perform as part of Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fest
Tim Mosenfelder

Do you have a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones? Of course you do. They're great. But did you buy those headphones?

If you didn't buy 'em, it looks like you're not alone; according to the New York Post the headphones are among the most stolen items in New York. "The legendary rapper’s pricey, high-tech headphones, called Beats by Dr. Dre, are the new rage among bandits because they’re seen as 'status symbols,' a police source said."

The Post continues, "They’re very hot among thieves. It’s like, 'I see it. I want it. I can have it. I’m taking it for me, or my sister needs a pair,'" the [police] source said. The perps are beating up youths, threatening them, and, in some cases, brandishing weapons."

On the plus side, if fewer people are buying Dr. Dre's headphones, he's more likely to finally put out Detox. Let us know in the comments if you, or some you know, have had an experience with your Beats by Dr. Dre headphones being stolen!