Suspected Thief Caught During an Alleged Repeat Offense



Jasper (Local Sources) – The suspect of a two week old theft case was arrested after allegedly attempting the same crime from the same location.

Indiana State Police at Jasper say back on September 28th, a male suspect stole a Honda generator from Rural King in Jasper.

Surveillance cameras captured the picture of the suspect and the act, and those images were shared and distributed across social media in the following days.  State Police investigators remained hopeful to generate leads and information into the identity of the suspect.

Police say on October 11th, a Rural King employee believed he observed a customer, later identified as 38-year old Virgil Ross of Evansville, attempting to steal an identical Honda generator as what was stolen on September 28th.

The employee recognized Ross from the surveillance picture and contacted the Jasper Police Department.  Jasper officers detained Ross and contacted the State Police so that investigators could continue the investigation.

Officers agreed that the photograph was that of Ross.  Ross was placed into custody and transported, without incident, to the Dubois County Security Center.

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