Officers stopped two suspects, but came up empty-handed in their hunt for a strong arm robber who struck directly across from the 19th district police station at 9:45PM Tuesday.
The victim, who lost his gray iPhone5 in the attack on Reta Avenue, had no trouble locating a police officer.
Unfortunately, the offender got a jump on the cops. He was last seen running southbound on Reta Avenue, then westbound on Cornelia toward Clark Street.
He is described as male, black, 5'11" to 6'1" tall, 23-25 years old, with no facial hair. He was wearing a black ski hat, a puffy black down winter coat, black gloves, jeans, and dark-colored shoes.
CPD case number is HW557704.