Serial Robbery Suspect Confesses To 17Heists

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GREENWOOD, S.C. - (02/03/06) – A suspect who was arrestedminutes after allegedly holding up State CU two weeks ago hasconfessed to 17 robberies in 11 counties around the state,authorities said. “He’s given us written statements inall of them” Tara Scott, a spokesman for the Greenwood CountySheriff’s Department, told The Credit Union Journal, LynellDyches was arrested outside the Dairy Queen, down the street fromthe credit union, where he apparently changed out of a disguiseafter the State CU heist. Police recovered the disguise and a gunthey believe Dyches used, as well as some of the loot taken duringthe string of robberies. They also recovered 40 sets of keys fromstolen vehicles, some of which they believe he used as getaway carsduring the robberies, said Scott. Dyches was charged with 17 countsof bank robbery, including the Jan. 13 heist at State CU and anOctober robbery at Seaboard CU, in Abbeville, S.C.

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