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Police: Arlington hospital worker tries to steal safe

Monday - 3/5/2012, 9:21am  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. - Arlington police say a cafeteria worker at Virginia Hospital Center has been charged with kidnapping and robbery after trying to steal a safe.

Police say 48-year-old Albert Murray took a taxi to the hospital Saturday and asked the taxi driver to wait. Police say the man entered the cafeteria, asked a manager to accompany him to a back office and then produced a knife and demanded the combination to the safe.

Police say when the manager insisted she didn't know the combination, she was tied up with a cord while the man loaded the safe into the trunk of the taxi.

According to The Washington Post, authorities say the man then tried to leave in the taxi but was stopped by the driver and later arrested.

Murray faces charges of abduction, grand larceny, two counts of robbery and possession of PCP, Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck tells Arlington Now.

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