A woman lost her cell phone to an Apple Picker near the Sheridan Red Line station around 6:15 last night.
An officer on patrol was flagged down moments after the snatching at Sheridan and Irving Park Road by a witness who reported that the victim had chased the thief through a nearby alley.
Police and witnesses who scoured the area were unable to locate the offender, who is described as male, black, 5’10” to 6′ tall, wearing a waist-length brown jacket and hood. He may have been wearing camouflage pants.
Recorded as a theft in CPD case #HX149061.