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Prisoner nabbed after 48 years on the run

Robert E Stackowitz (pic via  Georgia Department of Corrections)
Robert E Stackowitz (pic via Georgia Department of Corrections)

A man who escaped from a Georgia prison work camp nearly 48 years ago has been arrested in Connecticut.

The US Marshals Service said Robert E Stackowitz was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery in August 1968 when he escaped from the infirmary at Carroll County Prison Work Camp in Carrolton.

Officials said a regional taskforce reviewed the case and found a possible alias for Stackowitz and then found a Connecticut address linked to that name.

Undated pictures of Stackowitz 

The now 71-year-old had been working as a boat repair man and it has been reported by MSN that an application for a social security card had something to do with his discovery.

However, authorities would not reveal any further details on exactly how they finally tracked him down.

He is currently being held in a Connecticut jail, waiting to be transported to Georgia.