Embarrassed that serial killer Andrew Cunanan's address was in their hands for weeks, Miami police have computerized the city's pawn shop records so fugitives won't slip by them in the future.

Cunanan was being sought in the murders of four men - two in Minnesota, one in Illinois and another in New Jersey - when the FBI received word in mid-May that he might be in south Florida.Local police were asked to keep an eye out for Cunanan, and on July 15 he apparently shot and killed Gianni Versace outside the Italian fashion designer's home.

But police had a chance to grab Cunanan a week before the shooting.

On July 7, Cunanan pawned a gold coin, signed his real name and left his hotel address, his room number and a thumbprint, as required by law. Such information is sent to police so they can investigate whether the goods are stolen.