Matthew Suarez 3 p.m., Dec. 11
The international unit of the state police in Baja California arrested a United States fugitive Monday, May 21st. 43 year old Aaron Peter Ruddy was arrested in Ensenada after being tracked down from his use of social networks.
Ruddy was wanted for robbing a bank in New York City, where he was able to make it off with $688,000 this February. Authorities have been on his tail from Florida to Costa Rica. Ruddy was recently seen frequenting a restaurant in downtown Ensenada. His continuing use of social networks, while on the run, eventually led to his arrest.
The State Preventative Police of Baja California has a unit dedicated to arresting international criminals. The unit has recently upped its information exchange with the FBI, to aid in better communication.
The Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado (Ministry of Public Security of the State) put Ruddy on display for media outlets not long after the arrest. It is expected he will be expedited within days to face prosecution in the United States.
Ruddy is a native of Wilton, New York, a rural upstate city.
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