Man beats woman after stealing iPhone on bus in Miami, police say

A woman was beaten after a man stole her iPhone on April 18, police said.

The Miami Police Department said the woman was sitting on a Miami-Dade Transit bus on her way to school in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 14th Street about 6:30 a.m. when the man snatched her iPhone from her hand, got off the bus and ran north on Northwest Third Avenue.

Police said the victim chased the man for a few blocks before losing sight of him and returned to the scene of the crime to retrieve her backpack. When she arrived, she saw the thief, approached him and asked for her phone back, but he told her he didn't have it, police said.

Police said the victim used her Apple Watch to activate the pinging feature on her phone and heard the phone pinging in the man's pocket.

Police said the man then shoved the victim and struck her repeatedly until they both fell to the ground. The victim struggled for her phone and the man eventually got up and ran away, leaving behind the iPhone, police said.

The thief was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with thin white lines, a yellow polo shirt, black cargo pants, black sneakers and a black book bag.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 305-603-6370.

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