Thieves Snatching Smartphones, Laptops While In Use In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Cell phones, tablets and laptops have disappeared in a string of recent thefts in Uptown Dallas, in which victims report electronics were ripped right out of their hands.

“It shocked me so bad. It made me so mad, so my first instinct was to just chase him,” said Alina Warner.

Warner said she was sitting at the Crooked Tree Coffee House last Friday afternoon working on her laptop, when a thief grabbed it out from under her hands.

Security video shows her and two witnesses pursuing the culprit as he jumped into a getaway car.

CBS 11 showed her the video for the first time Monday.

“I mean, it’s just surreal,” she said. “I only had one shoe on. I didn’t even realize it until I was halfway down the alley,” she said.

On Facebook, an officer assigned to patrol the area wrote, “A lot of these thefts involve force, and more and…

Original published: 2019-02-18 22:28:17 Read the full Dallas News here

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