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Bronx Teacher Arrested, Reportedly For Stealing Another Teacher’s iPhone

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

iPhone 5 (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A veteran teacher in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing another teacher’s iPhone, according to police and a published report.

Victor Soliz, 64, was arrested Wednesday and charged with petit larceny, police said.

While police provided no further details, DNAInfo reported that Soliz was a Spanish teacher at J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran, at 1025 Morrison Ave. in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

He was arrested at the school on charges that he stole another teacher’s iPhone, the publication reported.

Soliz was hired by the school in 1996 and was promoted to a full-time post four years later, DNAInfo reported. He has been teaching at the school ever since, except for two years during which he was transferred to the substitute teacher pool for reasons unspecified by DNAInfo.