Man Accused of Robbing Woman on Crutches

Woman knocked down in the Loop, cell phone stolen

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    Clayton Jones was charged with one felony count of robbery.

    A South Shore man is accused of knocking over a woman on crutches and stealing her cell phone in the Loop Tuesday.

    Police said Clayton Jones, 23, approached the 39-year-old woman who was trying to hail a cab in the 100 block of North State Street, and tried to snatch her phone.

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    The woman fell off the curb and struggled with her attacker before he fled, police said.

    Jones was arrested by Chicago bicycle police after a concerned citizen flagged officers down.

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    Police say the woman identified Jones as her attacker.

    He's charged with one felony count of robbery and appeared in court Wednesday.