The victim, 20, was at a deli at 425 Nassau Rd. at about 6:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man, also about 20, and the two engaged in a short conversation, police said.
As the victim walked from the deli on West Roosevelt Avenue, the man grabbed her iPhone, police said. There was a brief struggle before the thief fled west on West Roosevelt with the phone, according to police.
The victim did not report being injured.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.