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Police Use Technology To Nab DC Cell Phone Robbery Suspect

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WASHINGTON, DC (CBSDC) — U.S. Park Police have a suspect in custody following a cell phone robbery in Fort Reno Park on Wednesday.

A teenage girl was walking through the park in the Tenleytown neighborhood of DC when another teen ran by and grabbed the phone out of her hand.

The victim was not harmed in the incident.

“There was no force involved, but never the less it was a robbery which is a felony,” US Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser told WNEW’s Cameron Thompson.

Detectives were able to use tracking technology on the phone to locate the phone and identify a suspect in the case.

Police would not say whether the incident was related to a similar robbery of an 11-year-old girl in Northwest this week.

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