A robber was tackled in a snow bank by a good Samaritan after he snatched a woman’s iPhone on an MBTA bus in Allston Tuesday night, MBTA Transit Police said.
A woman was riding the Route 66 bus at about 7 p.m. when a male approached her, grabbed the phone out of her hand, and fled the bus toward Cambridge and Wilton streets, Transit Police said.
The good Samaritan pursued the suspect off the bus. After being tackled, the robber held up his hands to indicate he no longer had the phone. The good Samaritan released him, and he fled in an unknown direction, Transit Police said. The phone was found in the path of the chase.
The robber is described as white or Hispanic, in his mid- to late 20s, and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a blue hooded vest, a grey sweater, and black plastic-frame glasses, according to Transit Police.
Transit Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the MBTA Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050.