Suspect grabs man around throat, steals his cell phone

A man standing in a LaGrange, Ga. parking lot Sunday afternoon was grabbed around the throat by an unknown suspect and robbed of his cell phone, police said.

The victim was in the 300 block of Cherry Street about 5:15 p.m. when the suspect approached from behind, grabbed him around the throat and threw him to the ground. The suspect then grabbed the other man’s cell phone and ran from the area, reports state.

Police say the suspect is a thin, black man who wore a white shirt and cargo pants.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.