NYPD Touts Subway Arrest Made by Decoy Officer

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Det. Dones. Photo: NYPD

The NYPD’s anti-subway-theft operation, using an increased number of decoy officers to bait thieves, netted a repeat offender on Saturday on the Times Square Shuttle platform. According to NBC New York, “A decoy officer walked from the N/Q/R platform to the shuttle mezzanine with a backpack containing an Apple iPhone.” That’s when a backup officer, retiring Det. Nelson Dones, saw the crook grab the iPhone from the backpack, and arrested him. “This is a fitting culmination of an outstanding career,” said Commissioner Ray Kelly. Now Dones can kick back and play Angry Birds on his own device.

NYPD Touts Subway Arrest Made by Decoy Officer