Woman steals iPhone from teen's hands

A 15-year-old Granada Hills teen’s iPhone 4S was snatched from her hands Monday afternoon as she was texting while standing on a sidewalk in Glendale, police said.

The girl was texting at about 4:15 p.m. on the sidewalk along Glenwood Road near Concord Street, when suddenly a white minivan stopped at the curb, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

That’s when a woman reportedly jumped out of the van’s rear passenger door and yanked the phone out of the girl’s hands.

The woman got back in the van, which sped away south on Concord.

The girl described the woman as possibly of Middle Eastern descent, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build and brown eyes and brown hair. She was wearing a white shirt.

The driver of the van was described as a man about 50 years old and bald. Also, the girl told police a baby was in a car seat inside the van.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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