Alleged "Bentley Bandit" Captured in Louisiana

Manhunt included resources ranging from bloodhounds to helicopters, authorities say

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    Manhunt included several jurisdictions, resources ranging from bloodhounds to helicopters, authorities say. (Published Saturday, July 16, 2011)

    A 22-year-old man wanted by agencies in multiple states -- and dubbed the “Bentley Bandit” by police -- was arrested late Thurdsay night in Louisiana.

    Police arrested Justin William Durbin in Sulphur, La., after a manhunt that allegedly included several juristictions and resources ranging from bloodhounds to helicopters.

    The luxury car theft spree began in June when Durbin allegedly stole a Mercedes in Indiana.

    On June 13, police say Durbin then stole a Mercedes Benz SL55 from the Mercedes Benz dealership in Naperville. He traded one Mercedes for another in Missouri. The most recent luxury vehicle theft was in Naples, Fla., where police say Durbin stole a Bentley worth nearly $100,000.

    Police say he was able to avoid capture by using stolen license plates and disposable cell phones.

    When authorities found Durbin, they said he simply put his hands in the air and said, "It’s me."