MTA Hero: Subway cleaner stops possible theft in Queens station

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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The MTA is honoring station employee William Arzu for his help to catch a possible theft suspect in Queens.

QUEENS (WABC) -- The MTA is honoring one of its employees for his help to catch a possible theft suspect.

A few weeks ago, station cleaner William Arzu saw someone enter an unauthorized area of the track and remove New York City transit equipment from a Queens subway station -- possibly to sell illegally.

He alerted an agent and responding officers made an arrest.

The MTA thanks William for his efforts and considers him an 'MTA Hero.'

"To William and all of our station cleaners, we thank you for saying something when you see something, and of course for all of your work to keep our system safe and clean each day," the MTA wrote.

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