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New Hampshire city police use Pokemon Go to lure fugitives

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Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app.

A post on the Manchester Police Department Facebook page announces that police recently detected one of the more rare Pokemon characters - a Charizard - in the booking area. The post invites those whose names appear on a list linked to the post to be "one of the lucky ones" to come capture the Charizard.

The list includes the names of the more than 500 fugitives on the department's wanted persons roundup.

Sgt. Eric Knight said Sunday the post has yet to net an arrest. But it's been popular with its Facebook followers.

Since the post went up late Saturday night, it's captured more than 13,000 "likes."

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