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ALPR Success story: Shoutout To Greenwich, CT Police

Thanks to help from license plate recognition technology and a smart, fast-acting police team in Greenwich, CT, a Shelton man who's been called the 'Jaws of Life' burglar and the 'ATM bandit' in headlines has been charged with quite the list of felonies.

The Suspect

Truck driver Joshua Moore, 40, is a possible suspect in as many as 18 ATM thefts in Connecticut and New York. He was arrested earlier this year on felony charges of first-degree burglary, larceny, and criminal mischief, and is a convicted felon who was found guilty of using a blow torch to cut a cash box out of an ATM in Brewster, NY. 

The Use of LPR

Knowing Moore's history and fairly recent whereabouts at the time, Greenwich Detective Daniel Bucci put Moore's license plate number into his department's in-house license plate reader. According to the Stamford Advocate, the search turned up two hits. They wrote: "One was in the early morning of Nov. 12, 2017, which corresponded to the ATM burglary at 120 Post Road, and another hit in the early morning of Feb. 5, 2018, when the same ATM was burglarized nearly three months later, the affidavit said."

Next Steps

Just recently, Moore pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and is due back in court this July. 

Media Coverage

For more on this story, visit: 

Stamford Advocate: ‘Jaws of Life’ burglar suspect makes not guilty pleas in Stamford

Connecticut Post: Serial Fairfield County burglar targeted ATMs

Shelton Herald: ATM bandit stole $100k in Greenwich 

U.S. News & World Report: Man Charged With Stealing More Than $100,000 From ATMs