Chicago — A suburban woman is facing robbery charges after allegedly attacking a man and taking his phone as he parked his car in Roscoe Village, about a half-block from a major Chicago Police Department facility.
It happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night after the 25-year-old man parked his car in the 2300 block of West Belmont.
While he was still inside the vehicle, Kiarra Tyler, 24, walked up to the car and started talking, so he rolled down the window to find out what she wanted, prosecutor Sarah Dale-Schmidt said.
Tyler allegedly opened the driver’s door, grabbed the man by his neck, and shook him. He pushed her away, but she grabbed him by the neck again.
Once again, the man pushed Tyler away, and she pushed him back into his car before running away with his phone, which had been on his lap, according to Dale-Schmidt.
The victim went home, tracked his phone, and discovered it was nearby. So he went to Area Three police headquarters at Belmont and Western for assistance.
Officers there radioed the phone’s location to patrol units. Officers arrested Tyler in an alley behind the 2500 block of West School a few minutes later. Dale-Schmidt said Tyler had the man’s phone.
She has never been arrested before.
Tyler, who lives in Crest Hill, is an unemployed high school graduate. Her public defender said she is “facing homelessness issues.”
Tyler must post a $2,000 bail deposit to be released on electronic monitoring, Judge Kelly McCarthy ruled.