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Video and GPS help track down robbery suspect

Brad Williams

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A suspect in a La Crosse armed robbery has been arrested, partly because he was wearing a GPS tracking bracelet after a previous crime.

George Goins appeared in court on Friday, where Judge Ramona Gonzalez set his bond at $25,000 cash.

Goins is accused of being one of two men who entered a home on Caledonia Street on Tuesday afternoon and robbed a woman living there. 

The robbers got away with three guns and a computer. 

Police identified Goins as a suspect based on a surveillance video, and they traced his GPS ankle bracelet to the approximate scene of the crime. 

He was arrested on Thursday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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