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"At the train station, the man stood next to a young boy. Suddenly, the
boy took the man’s wallet and ran away. The tall man felt angry and sad because the
woman’s business card was in the wallet."
Source: Fiona Gallagher. New Total English Elementary. Teacher's Book with Risource Disc. Unit 7. A Happy Ending.

I wonder if I can call the boy "a runaway" or "an escapee."
My example: The runaway/escapee blended with the crowd of people and disappeared.

Thank you.
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  • Myridon

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    English - US
    How about: The running away (boy) slid, fell down and let go of the wallet?
    You can say "The running boy slid" but not "The running-away boy slid". You cannot leave out "boy" as in "The running slid".
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