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October 11, 2012

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Subway riders help catch thief

METRO passengers and workers helped police catch a theft suspect at a downtown station yesterday.

The incident happened about 9am yesterday at Line 9's Caohejing Station. The thief was seen trying to steal an iPhone from a passenger at a turnstile, according to a witness, who added that the suspect appeared to try to hide among the crowds before fleeing. The suspect ran as someone shouted "Alert, thief." Some young men followed the suspect onto the platform, where he was caught by police, passengers and Metro workers.


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