Thieves Target Cell Phones In Two Overnight Attacks

Two separate assaults involve cell phones

Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:50 AM CDT
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The suspect of an attempted cell phone theft is wheeled toward an ambulance after police say she hit herself in the face with a bike lock she used as a weapon.

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Two early Monday morning assaults would indicate that the are becoming more and more of a target for thieves.

Police say just after midnight Monday, a couple was walking near State and Randolph when a female snatched the woman's phone.

The man tried to stop the thief, but she took out a bike log and hit him in the head. However, the lock whipped back around, hitting the assailant in her own face. Police were able to place the suspect under arrest.

A mile north and two hours later a man and a woman pistol-whipped a man walking near Franklin and Huron.

Police are looking for the couple behind the attack. They were last seen running east on Huron.

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