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Suspected Thief Caught During Alleged Repeat Offense
Updated October 14, 2016 7:43 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(JASPER) - The suspect of a two week old theft case was arrested after allegedly attempting the same crime from the same location.

On September 28, a male suspect stole a Honda generator from Rural King in Jasper. Surveillance cameras captured the picture of the suspect and the act, and those images were shared and distributed across social media in the following days. State Police investigators remained hopeful to generate leads and information into the identity of the suspect.

On October 11, a Rural King employee believed he observed a customer, later identified as 38-year-old Virgil Ross, of Evansville, attempting to steal an identical Honda generator as what was stolen on September 28. The employee recognized Ross from the surveillance picture and contacted the Jasper Police Department. Jasper officers detained Ross and contacted the State Police so that investigators could continue the investigation.

Officers agreed that the photograph was that of Ross. Ross was arrested on a Level 6 felony charge of theft and transported, without incident, to the Dubois County Security Center.

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