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Parma Heights: Local bar busts cell phone caper

11:16 AM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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PARMA HEIGHTS -- The owner of Cleats, Harry Santillo, and his nephew helped to bring an end to a string of cell phone thefts, after apprehending the suspect inside their bar.

The thief had already stolen 2 phones from Cleats and came back a third time when they caught him.

After investigating, police found he was working with at least 2 other people and they've nabbed 6 phones from bars in Parma, Parma Heights, and Middleburg Heights.

Santillo said, "Growing up on the west side I was always taught to get involved. If you can help someone out, or deter something, why not?"

Cleats proudly changed its slogan at the location to "safest bar in town."

WKYC-TV

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