Dunkel said a detective from Edmond, Okla., joined the investigation after reading a post about the case on the Warren County News Facebook page.
This led to conversations with a detective in Kenosha, Wisc., and information sharing.
“Next thing you know, we’ve got 27 police agencies involved,” Dunkel said.
On Saturday, Kunz was arrested in Lincoln, Neb., in an SUV reportedly stolen from there.
“He went to Grand Island and hit two hotels,” Dunkel said this morning.
He was seen leaving on Interstate 80, and police were called.
“Lincoln was waiting for him,” Dunkel said.
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In several cases, including a Sept. 16 robbery at the Hampton Inn on Greenwood Lane in Springboro east of Interstate 75, Dunkel said the robber would tell the desk clerk there was an ice machine leaking on an upper floor and ask for a mop and bucket.
When the clerk left the desk, the robber broke into the cash register and escaped with cash, Dunkel said.
In the Springboro case, the thief allegedly made off with $300 from the cash drawer and a bank envelope with less than $10, according to a run sheet. He was identified from a surveillance camera.
“This guy did not disguise himself. He didn’t really care,” Dunkel said. “He’s got numerous thefts, dating all the way back to the early 90s.”