Anniston police Capt. Allen George said the 31-year-old victim made arrangements on the Internet to meet a man selling his cellphone. The woman and suspect used Facebook to communicate and arranged to meet Monday afternoon at the McDonald’s parking lot on Quintard Avenue, George said.
Two men arrived in the parking lot, George said, and the woman looked at the cellphone.
Shortly after, one of the suspects snatched the phone and $160 out of the woman’s hand, George said, and the men fled.
The woman was not injured during the incident, according to the captain. George said the theft was still under investigation today.
Any suspect could be charged with first-degree theft, a felony.
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