Was selling my old Iphone after I upgraded and met a couple at the Starbucks on 23rd and S Jackson street to show it to them around 7:30 PM tonight (July 14th). While walking back to my house a few blocks away a man walking behind us was walking faster than us and I moved to the right to give him room – I am about half speed with the torn ligament and knee brace I was wearing from a basketball injury I recieved a week ago.
He was able to snatch the Iphone box out of my hand as he said “give me that” and run away while I watched. I am not exactly angry but more shocked that someone would do that to someone who looks like I do. Thirty seconds later I was on phone with police (7:47 PM) giving them a description but I doubt I will get the phone back.
He tailed us from the Walgreens entrance I believe as I noticed him behind us but I have felt no fear of any crime since I have lived here that I did not pay enough attention. I doubt that he is much of a threat to most but as described to police:
Black male, close cropped hair, white t-shirt, blue jean shorts, 5′ 10″ tall, weighing 230 pounds. No seen tattoos or distinguishing marks, 25 to 30 years old, no hat, no shoe description.
Someone I could run down easily if I was not injured but I was an easy target with my brace and my slow gait.
I will be more aware of those around me from now on, even when I can move quickly.