Part of my job on the fugitive task force is to make this town safer each day. If we have a dangerous fugitive on the loose, then I use every possible resource to try and get him into custody. This month we were hunting a very dangerous bank robber who told the last teller that he ribbed that he was also wearing a bomb. The sooner that we got this suspect off the streets, the sooner we could restore calm in a community.
We usually rely heavily on tips from informants to close the gap on suspects, but this case was different. No one was willing to make any reports because this suspect was dangerous and could seek revenge on anyone who turned him in. My leads were beginning the bear fruit, when we got help from a very unusual source.
The team at Securus Technologies just installed a monitoring system that listened in on the calls all the inmates made from jail. A corrections officer notified me that there was chatter with one inmate in particular who was upset that this person owed him money, and considering how much he scored in his latest heist, he better cough up the cash. We didn’t know how reliable the source, so we decided to do some surveillance on that person of interest.
We discovered that this suspect was going to the same bank for a week straight, basically casing the place and learning how things operated. The day he packed his car with a bag, we decided to intercept him before he ever got to the jail. Thanks to Securus Technologies, we were able to arrest the suspect, find bags of cash in his residence, and even confiscate a bag that had a mast, gun, and a fake bomb he was planning on using.