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Midland Police Searching For Man Who Stole a Cell Phone From a Woman

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Authorities in Midland are searching for a man who stole a cell phone from a woman on Sunday.

It started when police and fire departments were called out to a pedestrian accident around 12:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Main Street.

That's where they found 18-year-old Jorge Baltier lying in the street.

He was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

An investigation revealed that the accident was the result of a theft that happened in the 100 block of West Oak Avenue.

The robber took $60 dollars and a cell phone that he was reportedly selling to the victim, pushed her then took off in a car.

Baltier had tried to stop the thief by jumping on the hood of the car but was forced off.

Police describe the man as a 5'7" tall, heavy-set Hispanic man in his mid-20s.

If you have any information about this theft, call Midland Police at (432) 685-7108 or Midland CrimeStoppers at (432) 694-TIPS.

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