VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a man arrested following a bank robbery innorthwestern Indiana is suspected in at least 10 similar robberiesin Indiana and Michigan.
A driver called Valparaiso police when he saw red smoke from anexploding dye pack fill a car leaving a Centier Bank branchWednesday afternoon. Officers soon stopped that car and arrested 35-year-old Joseph Campbell of Elkhart.
Police say Campbell admitted to robbing the Centier branch andcommitting 10 other robberies, included of banks in Plymouth,Hebron, Rensselaer, Warsaw, Chesterton; and Plainwell and Paw Paw,Mich.
Plainwell officials are working with the FBI to file chargesagainst him for the
Valparaiso Detective Sgt. Jeff Balon says Campbell picked banksrandomly but avoided the Elkhart area so he wouldn't berecognized.
Campbell was being held in the Porter County Jail pending thefiling of federal bank robbery charges.
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