A woman was pinned against a stair railing at the Vagabond Inn as an unidentified suspect snatched her iPhone on Monday, according to police.
At 6:40 a.m., officers responded to 120 W. Colorado St., where the 22-year-old victim from Lemon Grove said she had left her room and made her way down the stairs when she was pushed from behind by a man, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
The iPhone, valued from $700, was reportedly taken from her hands by the suspect, who fled into the parking lot and got into a parked vehicle driven by another man, she said.
The car fled westbound on Elk Avenue.
The man who allegedly stole the phone was described as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, between 18 and 20 years old and 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 with a thin-medium build. He was wearing a white shirt and khaki pants or shorts.
The driver was described as possibly Middle Eastern with a full beard and mustache and between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing prescription glasses and a white turban or head wrap.
Video surveillance footage was obtained from the hotel and showed the getaway vehicle appeared to be a burgundy, older model Toyota Avalon with no tinted windows, Lightfoot said.