Yesterday afternoon City Police received a report of a robbery.
On Tuesday October 14th at approximately 8:30 pm an adult female was walking her dog on the Fort Creek hub trail.
A male approached the victim from behind, pushed her and grabbed her cell phone, which she had been using as a flashlight. The victim fell to the ground and received minor injuries.
The suspect fled with her cell phone. The male is described as being approximately 6 feet tall with a husky build. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with the hood up and light colour track pants. He may have also been wearing a ball cap.
The stolen cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy 3, blue in colour and in a pink case.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is asking anyone with information regarding the robbery to contact the City Police at 705-949-6300.
Incidents of this nature are not common on the City’s hub trails. However it is always a good reminder to exercise caution when walking at night. If possible, walk with a friend. Avoid dark areas where there are few people around. Stay in well-lit and well-travelled areas. Ensure you are wearing bright or reflective clothes so that you are visible.