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Surveillance images from top: A security camera photo from a 2007 robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank in Mitchell; an image taken from the security camera at the Roadside 66 in Plankinton, which was robbed earlier this month; and an image of an armed robber at the Dakota Sunset liquor and convenience store in Mitchell in late November. All photos are courtesy of investigators. Backdrop photo: A security camera in downtown Mitchell. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Why are surveillance images so low quality?

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PLANKINTON -- After three break-ins in a year and a half, John Neuheisel decided it was time to take action.

Neuheisel, owner of the convenience store Roadside 66 in Plankinton, installed a new $10,000 surveillance system last spring. Before then, Roadside 66 had no surveillance equipment.

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"After the last one, I just went and did it," Neuheisel said.

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