A Schiller Park woman threw her phone toward the street in the 1000 block of West Randolph Street (near Home Avenue) after three men, who she believed were about to rob her, approached her and asked to see the device at 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, according to police.
The victim was on the sidewalk when the three men walked up. After one of the men asked to see the phone, she tossed it near the street. The man then attempted to go through her coat pockets, but the victim ran west on Randolph.
One of the men picked up the phone and then all three fled northbound to an alley, according to police.
No injuries were reported and police report that a weapon was not displayed during the robbery.
The victim said the men were black, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, weighed between 130 and 150 pounds and wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts and dark pants. One wore a mask covering the lower portion of his face.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact police at 708-386-3800 or anonymously at 708-434-1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.