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Police seek man seen in theft of MBTA worker’s backpack

MBTA Transit Police are seeking the identity of a man who allegedly stole an MBTA worker’s backpack from the customer service booth at the Malden Center Station on Monday.

In surveillance footage released by Transit Police, the suspect is seen looking at the backpack through the clear glass of the station’s information center booth. He stands near the door for several moments before briskly entering the booth, taking the backpack, and walking away, according to the footage, which was timestamped at 1:15 p.m.

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Transit Police described him as a male with a medium build and black hair. During the time of the alleged crime, he was wearing a brown knit cap and a long black winter coat.

Transit Police detectives urged anyone with information to call 617-222-1050 or text tips to 873873.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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