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Police: Camera captures phone theft

Man arrested near Capitol Square

MADISON, Wis. - Surveillance video helped capture a suspected smart phone thief, according to Madison police.

A 22-year-old Madison woman told police she left her smart phone on a table when she went to use the restroom at Michelangelo's Coffee House at 114 State Street on Monday afternoon. She said the phone was missing when she returned.

Police said employees reviewed surveillance images and determined that the man who stole the phone was seated on a bench near the Capitol Square.

Police said arrested Jeffrey B. White, 53, on suspicion of theft and carrying a concealed weapon. Officers said White didn't have the phone, but they believe he sold it before he was arrested.

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