Suspect Confesses To CUBombings

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - (07/11/05) -- A man serving a 12-year sentence forrobbing a Toledo-area department store pleaded guilty Friday toplanting two pipe bombs in separate credit union incidents fordiversions in the 1999 robbery. Thomas Hansen, 45, pleaded guiltyto two counts of arson for exploding pipe bombs at Midwest AmericaFCU and Indiana Postal and FCU, which were both used to divertpolice while he robbed a nearby Meijer department store. No one wasinjured in the bombings, which caused $5,000 worth of damages atMidwest America FCU and $8,000 of damages at Indiana Postal andFCU.

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