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by Randy Cassingham

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Thwarted by Technology
Police in Reno, Nev., were hot on the trail of a convenience store robber, but despite aid from a helicopter with a spotlight, they couldn’t find him in a residential neighborhood. Until exactly 4:00 a.m. “After two hours of searching, an officer heard a beeping alarm,” a police spokesman said. The officer, standing at the foot of a 40-foot spruce tree, heard a watch alarm beeping in the tree. “Another officer started going up the tree with a flashlight and saw the guy’s foot.” Carlos Herrera, 40, was pulled down and charged with robbery, and is a suspect in three other robberies earlier that night. (AP) ...And, apparently, he had an appointment for another.
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