On 08/28/13 at approximately 4:09 p.m., Decatur police responded to a robbery by snatch in the 200 block of Greenwood Circle.
The victim reported he was walking home from Renfroe Middle School and noticed a high-school aged male walking behind him near the upper lot of Decatur High School on West Howard Avenue.
The high-school aged male called out to another juvenile male walking across the railroad tracks near Commerce Drive and the two met up and continued following behind the victim to Greenwood Circle.
The high-school aged male then suddenly ran up behind the victim, wrapped his arms around the victim’s chest and stated “Give it to me! Give it to me!”
The second juvenile male hung back in the roadway. The victim wiggled out of the hold and initially tried to keep the suspect from taking his iPhone out his pocket but quickly thought better of it and let the suspect grab the phone. The suspect and the second juvenile male fled back the way they came on Greenwood Circle toward Patillo Way.
A witness reported seeing two juvenile males fitting the description of the suspect and second juvenile male running in the roadway and thought they were playing around. The victim was not injured. No weapon was displayed or mentioned. An iPhone 5 was stolen.
The suspect who took the phone was described as a black male, high-school aged (14-17), approximately 5’8, slender but muscular build, medium-dark brown skin with a 1.5-2 inch afro with spiky dreds/twists sticking up at the top, wearing an orange/red shirt. The second juvenile male was described as a black male who appeared younger than the suspect who took the phone, possibly middle-school aged.