Roller-skating teen attacked, robbed of cell phone in Park Ridge
Updated: September 10, 2012 12:54PM
PARK RIDGE — A Park Ridge teenager was the victim of a strong-arm robbery while out roller-blading in the city last week, Park Ridge Police said.
Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said the 14-year-old girl was skating at 9:15 p.m. on the sidewalk along the 1300 block of South Cumberland Avenue when she was approached by male teenager who asked her for directions.
When the girl turned around the suspect pushed her to the ground and stole her Samsung Alias cell phone, Jogmen said.
The male teenager then left the area on foot.
The police report did not indicate whether the victim was injured in the incident, Jogmen said.
The suspect is described as a white male between 16 and 18 years old with brown hair styled in a “buzz cut.”