January 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Vehicle theft suspect arrested thanks to witness: Hamilton police

Hamilton Police say a sharp-eyed witness has helped them arrest a suspect in a vehicle theft.

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Hamilton police say a sharp-eyed witness has helped them arrest a suspect in a vehicle theft.

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Police say a woman was walking through a parking lot on Upper Ottawa Street on Tuesday afternoon when she dropped her car keys.

That’s when a man ran over, picked up the keys and stole the woman’s vehicle.

Police say the entire incident was caught on security cameras.

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The following day, the suspect returned to the same plaza, where he was spotted by a witness from the day before.

Police were contacted and the suspect was arrested, who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

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Richard Muley, 29, is now facing charges, including theft and failing to comply with probation.

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