Suspects held in Metro phones theft probe

Chen Huizhi
Foreigner's report of his phone going missing while he took a train on Line 2 sparks an investigation which reveals another two reports of phones being stolen the same day.
Chen Huizhi

Three men have been detained for allegedly stealing mobile phones from Metro passengers, Shanghai police said on Tuesday.

Police launched an investigation on July 10 after a foreigner at the People’s Square Station reported his phone missing after getting on train from Nanjing Road W.

Later that day, police at the Xujiahui and Disney Resort stations had theft reports from two other passengers.

Police soon identified three suspects and all three phones have been recovered.

Police said the suspects had arrived in Shanghai from out of town on July 9.

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