Woman robbed of phone while playing Pokemon Go in Chinatown

A woman was robbed of her phone Friday evening in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood while playing the popular Pokemon Go video game, according to police.

Around 6 p.m., officer responded to a report of a robbery near Grant Avenue and Pine Street, police said.

The 27-year-old victim was playing Pokemon Go as she walked along Grant Avenue. A man then approached and snatched her cellphone from her hands, according to police.

The suspect then fled on foot with another man. The pair was described as two men in their late teens or early 20s, police said.

The victim was injured but she refused medical attention, according to police.

Earlier this month, San Francisco police provided safety tips to Pokemon Go players, advising them to be aware of their surroundings.

Players should pay attention to where they are going at all times and if they feel they are being followed, they should immediately head to a well-lit area with people around, police said.

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