- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a tracker that was hidden in stolen cash helped lead them to an armed robbery suspect tied to the thefts of more than 10 convenience stores.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Uq7R5s ) Gregory Vancott was arrested last week after police pulled him over in his vehicle.

Police had been looking for a suspect in connection with 11 convenience store robberies between April 7 and May 24. The suspect was described as an armed man who wore masks.

Officers had responded to a May 24 robbery when they received a signal from the tracker, which led them to Vancott. Police say they found him with a bag full of money and a gun.

Vancott allegedly told police he was unemployed and wanted to provide for his family.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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