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Theft suspect recognized by clothing, arrested

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Photo Courtesy: Dane County Sheriff's Department Photo Courtesy: Dane County Sheriff's Department

MADISON (WKOW) -- An on-duty officer arrested a man after recognizing him as a theft suspect from his distinct clothing.

Madison Police say surveillance photos showed 18-year-old Demetrius Smith wearing the clothing after taking a woman's purse at a laundry mat on December 30th.

Over a week later, on January 10th, an officer was on patrol on State Street when he recognized Smith from the photos.  Smith was wearing the same outfit.

Police say Smith used the woman's credit cards several times.  Smith was arrested, charged, and brought to jail.

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