Girl's phone is stolen at bus stop


On Saturday night, a girl was walking off of a UB bus while texting. Moments later, the phone was stolen right out of her hand.

The victim reported she was exiting the bus at the Main Circle bus stop at approximately 11:15 p.m. when an unknown male grabbed her white iPhone from her hand. She said she was texting and talking, according to the police report. The suspect fled campus toward Winspear on Main Street.

The victim described the suspect as a black male with a medium build and approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall. He had short black hair and wore a red V-neck T-shirt. No weapon was threatened or displayed, according to the police report.

No one was injured in the matter, according to Chief of University Police Gerald Schoenle.

The Spectrum currently does not know if the victim is a UB student.

The university police are currently investigating the larceny. It was posted on UB Alert, an emergency information resource UPD uses to inform students about anything dangerous that occurs on campus.

"We are posting this larceny as a crime prevention method to remind students to always be aware of their surroundings," Schoenle said in an email.

UB Alert urges students to travel with people, use the SBI Safety Services walk stations, safety shuttle or other UB transportation services.

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