CNN Anchor, Carol Costello’s iPhone was stolen right out of her hands while walking south in the 1100 block of Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta Thursday around 4:30 p.m.
Two teens ran up behind the CNN anchor and robbed her of her iPhone while she was talking on it.
Costello said in a post on her Facebook page that she struggled with one suspect as she tried to keep her phone, but he pulled a chunk of her hair out and she let go.
Costello wrote on Facebook Friday, “Good Morning. In retrospect, what happened to me yesterday is insignificant in light of what happened in the Boston. Still, I feel the need to vent. And isn’t that what friends are for?”
She went on to explain how the scene played out, “I was walking down a beautiful, leafy Atlanta street, talking on my iPhone. Guess what happened next? Three teenagers ran up behind me. One of them grabbed my iPhone. Stupidly I struggled to hold on to it. But, he was a big guy. And he pulled out a chunk my hair. I let go. As he ran down the street, laughing, I hurled a few expletives his way. I felt no fear at the time, I was just angry. Now I’m angry, shaken and sad. What a lousy life those kids have ahead of them.”
She adds, “Turns out, according to ABC news: ‘cities across the country are on alert as officials warn of an uptick in stolen Apple products, dubbed “Apple picking.” Thieves steal iPhones, wipe them clean, then sell them for up to one-thousand bucks.’ So, a warning for you. Do not talk on your iPhone as you walk down the street. Oh, and let go of the stupid device if someone tries to steal it.”
CNN news anchor, Carol Costello says she lost sight of the robbers, but was able to give police a description of the one who stole her iPhone out of her hands.
He’s described as a black male with dark skin, around 5 feet 8 inches tall. He is skinny with black, curly hair. The teen was wearing a light gray or light blue sweatshirt with thin dark blue stripes.
No arrests have been made.
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