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Metro police say some local students who use the public transportation system after school are part of a growing crime problem -- stealing iPods and smartphones.

Metro rider Adrien Canel catches the train at the Van Ness Station.

"The thing is that they hang out in groups, so they don't hang out on their own. Butt when they're in groups, they're a different force to be reckoned with," Canel says.

It's why the transit authority is planning to replace some public school students' old subsidized transportation cards with new ones, which would include ID information and could restrict the students' Metro use after 8 p.m. and on weekends.

Metro will launch the pilot program with students at School Without Walls in April.

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