Police Catch Business Bandit After Night of Raids

Police Catch Business Bandit After Night of Raids

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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- The man police call the "twist lock bandit" is in jail after admitting he stole safes from businesses all the way from Bountiful to Draper.

Authorities were waiting for 41-year-old Chris Pyle when he arrived at his home in Cottonwood Heights after midnight.

They say he was armed with a gun and carrying the loot from two businesses that he allegedly robbed last night.

Investigators say he would twist off the locks of the businesses with pliers, then put the lock back inside the hole to throw the police off while he was inside stealing from the safe.

"His method was not that of a typical smash and grab burglar. He was well planned and organized," says Lt. Robbie Russo with the Salt Lake Co. Sheriff's office.

He has been booked into jail and will be charged with several second and third degree felonies.

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