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    GPS Device Helps Catch Crook

    I got this off the AP wire today:

    CINCINNATI - Police say modern technology foiled an old-fashioned bank robbery. A teller placed an electronic Global Positioning System device in a bag of stolen money, allowing police to track down a suspect in just 42 minutes Thursday.
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    "Around here (GPS) is still relatively rare," Hamilton County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Barnett said. "But with the advancement in technology and the continued success of catching bank robbers, soon I would hope that other financial institutions would jump on board."

    Authorities said that after William Ingram, 46, left a U.S. Bank in suburban Colerain Township, the GPS device tracked him to a car dealership in Hartwell, where he was returning a Honda that he had borrowed for a test drive but actually used as a getaway car.

    When Ingram was confronted, money began spilling from his pockets, officials said.
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    Re: GPS Device Helps Catch Crook

    This must have been something similar to a lo-jack, where the device "phones home" its coordinates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaddiel
    I got this off the AP wire today:

    CINCINNATI - Police say modern technology foiled an old-fashioned bank robbery. A teller placed an electronic Global Positioning System device in a bag of stolen money, allowing police to track down a suspect in just 42 minutes Thursday.
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    "Around here (GPS) is still relatively rare," Hamilton County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Barnett said. "But with the advancement in technology and the continued success of catching bank robbers, soon I would hope that other financial institutions would jump on board."

    Authorities said that after William Ingram, 46, left a U.S. Bank in suburban Colerain Township, the GPS device tracked him to a car dealership in Hartwell, where he was returning a Honda that he had borrowed for a test drive but actually used as a getaway car.

    When Ingram was confronted, money began spilling from his pockets, officials said.

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    So when you find a cache like that what is the proper trade? let's see this travel bug and a pocket knife for those two stacks of money.

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    I would trade 2 TB for 2 stacks of money.
    If your not living life on the edge your taking up too much space!!!!!!


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