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Disabled person says MetroLink passenger stole her cell phone

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Update: Late Monday night Washing Park police identified suspects that allegedly stole a cell phone from a disabled woman on a MetroLink train.  The cell phone was recovered and returned to Paige Karius.  Police say they will be in contact with St. Louis County Police Tuesday to seek charges against the suspects.

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - St. Louis County Police are investigating after a MetroLink train passenger allegedly stole a cell phone from a passenger with cerebral palsy sitting in her wheelchair. Paige Karius was riding the train last Friday evening around 6 pm when it approached the Richmond Heights station on Galleria Parkway; she says a teenage boy asked for her phone. When Karius, a college student refused to give it to him, she says he snatched it from a table attached to her wheelchair and jumped off the train when the doors opened. A Good Samaritan got off the train with Karius at the Maplewood stop where she called police. If you know something about the crime, call St. Louis County Police.