WEDNESDAY: Phone Snatch Near Sheridan Red Line Station

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.

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