AFTERNOON APPLE PICKING: iPhone Swiped on Newport

A woman’s iPhone was snatched away on Newport Avenue between Halsted and Clark around 4:30pm yesterday. An officer came up empty handed in his search for the suspect, described as a male, black, in his late teens, wearing a red shirt and black shorts, last seen running toward Clark. Chicago Police Department case #HW357964
Editors’ note: This case was classified as a larceny by the Chicago Police Department.
UPDATED 19 JULY 2013: Added police case number and editors’ note.
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