::Bank Robbery Leads To Trans-Am Chase
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Tuesday June 19, 2007
RALEIGH - Police officers apprehended a bank robbery suspect today after a car chase, a wreck, and a hunt for the suspect on foot using police dogs.
According to the Raleigh Police Department, at 4:37pm today, squad cars were sent to the Wachovia Bank brank located at 9401 Strickland Road next to Six Forks Road in town in response to a bank robbery alarm in progress.
"As officers responded to the call, a person matching the description given out of the suspect was observed getting into a red Trans Am," said Captain Chris Bertram of the Raleigh Police Department in statements to the media.
Police say that a brief car chase took place through parts of the city of Raleigh before the suspect wrecked in the driveway of an unknown person's home at 10521 Whitestone Road.
Police say the suspect then took off on foot into a wooded area behind the home, requiring Raleigh Police Department officers and Wake County Sheriff's Deputies to set up a perimeter around the area.
Police dogs from both police departments searched for the suspect and he was eventually found by a Wake County canine officer and his dog.
Police say he was subsequently taken into custody, but his name was not immediately released to the media. ::