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Men arrested after ankle monitors place them at crime scene

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Authorities say two Alaska men were arrested after their court-ordered GPS ankle monitors placed them at the scene of a burglary.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the men, both of North Pole, are each charged with felony second-degree burglary, three counts of felony second-degree theft and misdemeanor second-degree vehicle theft following their arrest Wednesday.

A criminal complaint says both men were out on bail for pending criminal cases at the time of the burglary and were wearing the ankle monitors as a condition of their release.

The owner of the North Pole shop called Alaska State Troopers on Monday to report someone broke into his shop and stole a $19,000 Can-Am side-by-side utility vehicle, two rifles, a compound bow, a satellite phone, several rifle scopes, a Stihl chainsaw and a Dell laptop.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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