Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fly Shop Bandit Arrested is reporting that the alleged fly shop bandito who was ripping off fly shops has been arrested largely in part to the power of the intertubes.

Long used the blog on his fly fishing shop Web site to alert others of the thefts. The tight knit fly fishing community quickly responded.

"We got a lot. I think to date we've probably received over a dozen and a half tips," Long said.
That awareness may have paid off.

Police in Lakewood arrested a man believed to be the suspect in the case when he walked into a pawn shop and tried to sell several of the reels. Police are not releasing the man's name or details on his arrest at this time. Lakewood Police are working with police from four other jurisdictions where the thefts took place to put together a case.

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