University police are asking for helping to find a man who snatched a cell phone out of a woman’s hands near Moffitt Library on the University of California campus Friday evening.
The woman was walking on a pathway west of the library and using her iPhone X when a man came up behind her and grabbed the phone, police said. The suspect ran west on University Drive, then north toward Hearst Avenue, according to police.
A witness chased down the suspect and retrieved the phone, returning it to its owner, police said. The woman wasn’t hurt, according to police.
The suspect was last seen headed west on Hearst Avenue from the north side of Tolman Hall, police said. Officers searched for the man but couldn’t find him.
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