Man tries to steal construction vehicle near officer in Center City

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- A man tried to steal a construction vehicle right in front of a Philadelphia police officer, authorities say.

It happened at 9th and Market streets in Center City just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say a construction crew was doing underground work when a man got into one of their vehicles and tried to take off.

Some workers jumped in to stop the thief, while others alerted a police officer who was parked behind the construction vehicle.

The man was arrested.

No injuries were reported.

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