Police report WAS filed
Date of occurrence: 9/5/12
Approx time: 03:45 PM
Nearby street intersections: Schiller Park
Sitting on park bench by the Recreation Center w/ my dog at Schiller Park and was talking on my iphone4 (16 gb), a black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall approx 20 years old came up behind me and took it right out of my hand while I was talking on it. Ran off – two bystanders took off after him and could not catch him. Police were called ASAP and came right away and looked for him. I had to seize phone service with Verizon and a Police Report was made. Day and half later it was listed for sale on Craigslist. Seller would not meet unidentified police officers. Since then 21 other cell phones are for sale under this same seller on Craigslist. Police said 12 reports similar to mine were made in Schiller Park and 15 in Short North since June of 2012.
It took place on a weekday at 3:45pm. Sunny and beautiful weather high of 74 with people all around! BE CAREFUL!!!!