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CSI ATM Bandit In Custody In Arizona
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Twin Falls Police Department has announced that they have a suspect in custody that is believed to have been involved in burglarizing an ATM machine on the College of Southern Idaho Campus.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released at this time, is believed to have also been involved in a string of ATM burglaries at other colleges and universities across the Western United States.
The investigation began back in July 2012, when Twin Falls Police found an ATM machine had been removed from the CSI Student Union into a janitor's closet and was removed of all its money.
That's when T.F.P.D. detectives found similarities in the crime that closely resembled other college ATM burglaries across the region.
“Detectives working with the FBI as well as detectives from other agencies were able to identify a suspect. He was subsequently arrested in the state of Arizona, interviewed by FBI agents who were able to connect him to a number of other cases.” Said Sergeant John Wilson from the Twin Falls Police Department.
The other colleges the suspect is believed to have burglarized include Corban University, Boise State University, Idaho State University and Dixie State.
Detectives with the Twin Falls Police Department along with the FBI believe the suspect could have also targeted other colleges as well, but are waiting to conclude their current investigation before identifying those schools.