Thieves Target Cell Phones In Two Overnight Attacks

Two separate assaults involve cell phones

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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.

    Keep an eye on your cell phone.

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

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    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.

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    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.