UPDATE: A man police say stole an elderly veteran's iPhone has been arrested.

Fort Oglethorpe police say they also were able to retrieve the phone and return it to the owner.

"Thanks to everyone for helping us identify and apprehend him!" a department spokesperson said.


PREVIOUS STORY: Fort Oglethorpe detectives are looking for a man they say took advantage of an elderly veteran.

Police say the man stole the veteran's iPhone 7 at a local business on Monday around 8:00 pm.

"[The] elderly veteran lent his phone to the offender to make a call for a ride," a police spokesperson explained.

If you know this man, call Detective Palmer at 706-866-2512.