Fingerprint identifies robbery suspect

BCI system containing thousands of fingerprints helps cops find matches.

Two men were caught on surveillance footage running out of the Macy’s store at the Upper Valley Mall last December with a $9,000, one-carat diamond ring.

While the footage helped authorities release a description of the two men, it’s what they left behind on the counter that’s narrowed down the search, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said.

“The only thing they left behind were some fingerprints on the (display case) glass,” Kelly said. “We were able to lift three fingerprints from that glass.”

Those prints were matched by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations’ lab in London as belonging to 25-year-old Gibreal Jallow. A warrant for felony theft was issued for him Friday, Kelly said.

“We are solving crimes through technology,” he said. “It was that (BCI) system, the technology with thousands of fingerprints on file, that helped us solve (this) case.”

Jallow’s last-known address was in Columbus, and deputies believe he may still be living in that area. Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at (937) 328-2560.

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