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Derrick Davis, Metro employee, is accused of stealing defibrillators

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(ABC7/AP) - A 40-year-old Metro employee is accused of stealing more than a dozen defibrillators from transit agency facilities and selling them online.

Metro Transit Police say they arrested Derrick Davis of Laurel. He was charged this week in Prince George's County District Court.

Metro says police detectives contacted Davis through eBay to try to purchase a defibrillator. An undercover detective posed as a potential buyer and arranged to purchase the device for $300 in cash.

After he was arrested, police say Davis admitted that he had stolen 13 of the defibrillators from Metro facilities. They are valued at about $1,400 each.

Davis worked as a maintenance worker on Metro infrastructure projects. He was suspended from his job.

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