Single woman talking on cell phone walking down the 1200 Block of 10th Street. Two young teenage males in white t-shirts assaulted the woman and took her cell phone.
They threw the cell phone into a nearby waiting car which drove off (witnesses got the plate number).
Other witnesses saw the assailants and one followed them on the run for a number of blocks finally losing them in the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station. Police were called and a full report taken.
I saw the tail end of a similar assault (looked like a punch in the face kind of thing) and cell phone theft from a jogger near the corner of 5th and O Street a few weeks ago - in that case the person doing the assault was very well dressed and ran to a waiting late model BMW which speed off.
All - be careful out there. If talking and texting in public remain aware of your surroundings and this method of operation for stealing cell phones!
BTW this is being written from Buttercream a nice cool place to hang out and what cinnamon rolls!