19th district officers jumped on a phone theft in progress at El Jardin restaurant near Buckingham and Clark just before 6pm this evening.
Officers witnessed an offender snatch an iPhone and Rayban sunglasses off of a diner's table.
Police engaged in a foot pursuit eastbound through the alley between Roscoe and Newport, capturing one offender.
The second offender appears to have escaped. He was last seen in the area of 860 W. Roscoe Street.
A witness believes the offender was seen inside of a trash can near Buckingham and Clark later in the hour, but a second search by officers appears to have been unfruitful.
The apparently at-large offender is described as a male, black, 5'8", in his 20's, dark complected, wearing a white/gray t-shirt.
Thank you officers for your quick action and tenacity!
CPD case number HW422205.
UPDATE 13 SEPTEMBER 2013: Corrected the location and added case number