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I-Phone Stolen from Library; Suspect in Custody

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

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Police say, a young man was caught minutes after he allegedly stole a librarian’s I-Phone, Tuesday evening, in Upper Moreland.

It was around 6:10 p.m. when two teenage white males swiped a librarian’s I-Phone from the Upper Moreland Library located on Park Avenue in the Willow Grove section of the township, according to details Upper Moreland police released.

The librarian noticed their phone was stolen and pursued the suspects, telling police the two teens fled toward York and Easton roads.

Minutes later, Upper Moreland police Officer Scott Metheny watched a teenager matching the description given by the librarian, at nearby War Memorial Park, said police.

Upper Moreland police Chief Thomas Nestel said, Officer Metheny approached the male, who then fled towards the Giant Food Store where Officer Thomas Sokolis captured him.

The suspect was identified as the thief who stole the I-Phone. The phone was recovered, Nestel said.

The library is located just feet away from the police station.

No word on what happened to the second suspect who fled the library.

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