USED: "Friendly" Fellow Chats Up Lady, Snatches Phone

A woman’s phone was snatched around 1:20 this morning on the corner of Clark and Addison, next to Wrigley Field. According the victim, she was standing on the corner when the offender approached, started a conversation, then grabbed her phone and ran.

The offender, described as a male, black, in his early 20’s, very thin, 5’8″ to 5’10” tall, wearing blue jeans and a “gray shirt with holograms on it” was last seen running northbound on Clark toward Waveland.

CPD case #HW412458.

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