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Police: Man Caught With Stolen Cash Register On LIRR Train

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police arrested a man acting suspiciously on a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday, and discovered he was carrying a stolen cash register.

The LIRR train was headed to Penn Station Tuesday morning, when Metropolitan Transportation Authority police responded to the call that the man had been acting strangely.

The officers approached him as the train passed near the Jamaica station in Queens, and found he was hauling a cash register around, police said.

Suffolk County police Fifth Squad detectives began an investigation, and found that the register was stolen around 9:30 p.m. Monday from the Eloisa Beauty Center, at 122 Medford Ave. in Patchogue.

Cory Ford, 34, of Newark, was arrested around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday and charged with burglary. He was to be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct police lockup and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.

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