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August 06, 2016

SEPTA police offer amnesty to thief who took passports from bus in Northeast Philly

Investigations Thefts
080616_septa_theft Thomas J. Nestel III/Twitter

SEPTA police are seeking a man who stole a bag containing passports aboard a bus traveling in Northeast Philly.

On Saturday morning, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III announced that police are offering amnesty if the thief returns the stolen property by 5 p.m. on Monday.

A family is scheduled to travel overseas on Tuesday and need the passports, Nestel said.


According to 6ABC, the theft occurred Thursday in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philly. The suspect boarded the Route 58 bus at the intersection of Bustleton and Bleigh Avenues and departed at Bustleton Avenue and Strahle Street.

Anyone with information can call SEPTA police at 215-580-8111.