A man on the 48 bus at 23rd and Jackson on Friday afternoon reported that a group of teenagers had stolen his iPhone.
The victim told police that the group of about 7 got on the bus near Garfield High School and robbed him as the bus arrived at 23rd and Jackson around 4:45 PM. The victim said he was on the bus with his phone out when one of the teens approached him from behind, grabbed the phone and jumped out the door of the bus with the rest of the group. The victim told police he used a service that might allow him to track the phone’s location.
According to police radio reports, officers believed they were familiar with at least one member of the group and were on the lookout for him following the bus robbery. An officer contacted one group found nearby while another officer called the stolen phone’s number but no ringing could be heard.