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Chris Brown escapes charges in iPhone case

Prosecutors have declined to press charges against R&B star Chris Brown over the alleged theft of a fan's cell phone.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was accused of swiping Christal Spann's iPhone on 18 February (12) after she allegedly took photos of him climbing into his car outside Florida nightclub Cameo.

Police officials in Miami Beach launched an investigation into the case, but on Friday (30Nov12) Brown escaped charges due to a lack of evidence.

The State Attorney tells TMZ.com, "The Miami Beach Police Department and my prosecutors have reviewed all of the evidence and taken the statements of numerous witnesses, many of whom were interviewed in California, and have determined we are not taking any type of criminal action regarding the incident."

It's good news for the 23 year old, since a criminal charge could have constituted a violation of his probation relating to his 2009 assault charge following an attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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