Jun 6, 2013 12:40 AM by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News

Sheriff's Office investigating cell phone thefts

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is searching for the man who forcibly took a cell phone from a UCSB student.

It happened around 8:20 Wednesday morning on the 6700 block of Abrego Road in Isla Vista.

Police say the man confronted the woman, grabbed her cell phone and ran away on foot.

The robber is described as a college male about 5' 7" tall with a stocky build.

Police say the theft is similar to a string of several other cell phone thefts in Isla Vista.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.



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