Between 7:45 p.m. and 7:55 p.m., authorities were searching for an unspecified number of suspects on the 5200 block of North Clark Street.
Investigators said a group of males, last seen near 5254 North Clark Street, were going up and down the block pretending to pass out leaflets while attempting to snatch unsuspecting citizens’ iPhones.
The main offender was described as a black male with a medium complexion, about 5’8”, and 175 pounds.
The suspect has a short Mohawk and he was wearing a brown or tan shirt with designs on the front, said police.
Andersonville residents should use extreme caution when approached by anyone passing out leaflets.