Detectives Bust 'Robber' at Police Exam

Suspect traveled from Las Vegas to take California test
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2009 8:25 AM CST
The suspect is believed to have stolen a TV, DVD player and telephone at a Chula Vista store.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – A suspected store robber has been caught by California cops—about to take an examination to join a local police force, reports the BBC. The man was on police radar since signing up for the exam 2 months ago, but officials were stunned when he actually showed. He took a bus from Las Vegas to Chula Vista, and was grabbed by detectives sitting at the exam registration table.