Authorities are looking for an unidentified man who reportedly threatened to hurt a Verizon Wireless store employee and fled with an iPhone 5 in La Crescenta on Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The robbery happened about 7:15 p.m. at 2655 Foothill Blvd., near Rosemont Avenue, Lt. Elisabeth Sachs told Patch. He allegedly removed the iPhone 5 from the secured display while an employee helped another customer, she said.
When the employee confronted the suspect, he apparently threatened bodily harm, Sachs said.
The suspect left with the phone and no one is in custody at this time, she said.
He is described "as white, wearing gray pants and a gray shirt entered the store in the Ralphs Market Place and stole the phone. He exited south through the parking lot," according to CV Weekly.