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The ‘Lock and key’ thief in Philadelphia was just the tip of the iceberg

Philadelphians may not be getting their lock and key lock, but a Philadelphia man is.

The thief is still on the loose and it could take days to get him out, according to authorities.

On Thursday, Philadelphia police said a man tried to steal a lock from a locksmith in the 700 block of W. 11th Street, but the locksmith had already made the lock himself.

A witness told police he heard a noise and saw the man walking away with a lock.

The lock is being held in a secure location at a local locksmith, police said.