Could Changes at Banks Stop Robberies? (with Video & Photos)

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February 15, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Fort Wayne Police are still on the hunt for three men who robbed a bank at gunpoint Thursday. But would better surveillance video help them solve the case?

We went to a local security company to find out. An employee who installs systems at Kohelinger-Kruse Security in Fort Wayne says more cameras and higher quality images are what would help police.

Thursday three armed men robbed the PNC Bank branch on Coventry Lane. They handcuffed one of the workers there before escaping out the back door with cash. The surveillance images are not very clear and show the robbers from behind.

Now PNC is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, but what could $25,000 get you in security equipment?

"They could have a fabulous system there's no doubt about it. For that cost they could have a system that we'd had the perpetrator in custody," said Mike Poyser, Koehlinger-Kruse Security Systems.

Poyser says a 32 camera system, that would store the footage for a month, costs around $16,000. He says that’s the type of system he feels most area banks should have in place.

Poyser says newer cameras are able to capture clearer images and the more cameras installed increases the chances of getting an image of the robbers from the best angle.




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