Police warn CTA riders of phone snatcher

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CHICAGO — Police are warning riders on the CTA Red Line to be on the alert for a phone snatcher.

Three people had their phones snatched right out of their hands at the Wilson stop in Uptown.

The robberies started back at the end of December and continued right through January. A couple of Guardian Angels were passing out flyers Friday night to warn people and police have released a photo of the suspect.

Photos of suspect in CTA phone thefts
Photos of suspect in CTA phone thefts

Investigators caution riders to be careful and pay attention to their surroundings if using their smartphones, tablets or any type of electronic items.

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