Phone stolen from woman in wheelchair on 16th Street Mall

DENVER - Denver police are trying to find the man who stole the cellphone of a woman who is paraplegic, confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak.

The theft occurred on Oct. 7 on the 16th Street Mall at California Street. The man approached the victim and then grabbed her cell phone, which was attached to a lanyard around her neck, police said.

Police don't know the identity of the man.

On Monday police released surveillance photos of the thief, hoping someone would recognize him.

If you think you know who he is, call CrimeStoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) and you could be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

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