Police Arrest Youth in Candler Park Mobile Phone Snatch and Run
Victim, who was pushing her baby in a stroller, was knocked down to the ground as she fought back.
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Following a number mobile phone snatch and runs on the street, Atlanta police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old and charged him with a mobile phone theft in Candler Park.
The victim told police she was walking at 1:15 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of McLendon Avenue and pushing a stroller when she noticed two males standing nearby.
One of them approached her, spoke with her and then grabbed her mobile phone from her.
The victim tried to get her phone back, but the juvenile knocked her down to the ground and ran with the second youth, police said.
In the scuffle, the stroller rolled away downhill and hit a tree, but the child was unhurt.
Police searched the area and located the two of them nearby.
The boy who committed the robbery was arrested and charged; his companion was released into the custody of his mother.
Because of their ages as juveniles, police did not release their names, but officials are seeing the one they arrested is connected to recent on-the-street mobile phone snatch and runs in recent months.