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      Police say cell phone was stolen out of woman's hand in Syracuse

      Syracuse Police are investigating the theft of a cell phone that was stolen out of a woman's hand while walking down the street.

      Police consider it a grand larceny.

      It happened Tuesday night just before 6 at the corner of N. Salina Street and Butternut Street.

      Police say two boys, around 13-years-old, rode up to the 23-year-old woman. Then, one of the boys took her phone and both rode away on their bicycles on Butternut Street towards N. Townsend Street.

      The victim was not hurt in the incident.

      Police say one suspect is a black male, around 13-years-old with a medium height and weight. He has short hair with a shaved design into the scalp. He was wearing a blue shirt, shorts, and was riding a medium-sized bicycle.

      The other suspect is a black male, around 13-years-old with medium height and weight. He has short hair and was wearing jean shorts but no shirt. He was also riding a medium-size bicycle.

      The theft is similar to a purse snatch larceny on Monday that happened at Alvord Street and Butternut Street, according to Syracuse Police.

      If you have information on the theft, call Syracuse Police at (315) 442-5222. All calls will be kept confidential.