Robber decides victim can keep cell phone

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 10:25 AM

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NEWPORT NEWS - Police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman by the throat and tried to rob her.

It happened Monday at 12th Street and Ivy Avenue, said spokesman Harold Eley.

The 26-year-old said she was walking home when the man grabbed her and went through her pockets, Eley explained.  He grabbed her cell phone, but he gave it back to her and ran off.

The woman wasn't hurt.

The only description of the would-be robber is that he was wearing a mask.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

 

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