Police: Chicago man who robbed Northwestern student arrested

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

Evanston police arrested a Chicago man Sunday who reportedly robbed a Northwestern student in April.

Police say Mitchell Ratliff, 22, threatened a graduate student and snatched a smartphone April 20 in broad daylight near the intersection of Foster Street and Sheridan Road.

He sold the stolen device to a cell phone store on Chicago’s North Side, police said. Police tracked the phone and the student later identified Ratliff as the man involved in the incident near campus.

Ratliff, of the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace in Chicago, was charged with robbery and theft. He is scheduled to appear in court June 20.

— Manuel Rapada