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Man Suspected Of Robbing Banks In 5 States

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BURLINGTON, Ky. (WWJ/AP) – Police in Kentucky have arrested a man suspected of robbing banks in Michigan and four other states.

FBI officials in Indianapolis told The Kentucky Enquirer that 47-year-old Beaver Bernard Russell is suspected of robbing banks in Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Russell was arrested in northern Kentucky last week after police said he robbed two banks there. Boone County Sheriff’s spokesman Tom Scheben said tellers at one bank were able to put a GPS tracking device in with the money that was taken, which helped officers track down the suspect.

Police said they captured Russell after a 50-mile chase through three states when he wrecked the car he was driving.

Russell is being held at the Boone County jail, which did not list an attorney for him.

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