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Arrest in SEPTA subway cell phone thefts

Friday, June 14, 2013

SEPTA officials say an alleged subway cell phone thief has been caught.

19-year-old Benjamin Teague was arrested Friday morning after showing up at a probation hearing.

Police believe Teague targeted female riders on the north end of the Broad Street Line, and assaulted them if they wouldn't give up their phones.

Last month SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel used Twitter to send out Teague's picture, as part of a social media campaign to fight crime.

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