Subject in custody after bank robbery, chase
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a South Florida bank and then leading police on a chase, Wednesday morning.
Fort Lauderdale Police responded to a robbery at the TD Bank located at 665 S Cypress Creek Road. The alleged bank robber fled the scene in a silver, Chevy Impala. Police caught up with the subject and a chase ensued.
It then took officials about 15 minutes to catch the suspect and recover the money. "The guy threw the money when the cop was chasing him," said Jeff Richards, a witness.
The brief chase came to an end when the subject bailed out of his vehicle near Northwest 14th Court and 26th Terrace. "I was coming down the back street there," said Richards, "and the police was behind me. I thought he was coming at me, but when I turned around, I saw this gray car come at the side of me, and the guy just bailed out. He was running, and he was throwing the money. It's still got the bands on it. it's about five or ten grand."
The subject was quickly taken into custody.
FBI responded to the incident and collected the money found at the scene.
Police confiscated a semi-automatic weapon and a magazine full of bullets from the getaway car.
Officials said two Fort Lauderdale police officer's cruisers collided with each other at Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 24th Avenue as they were responding to the scene. The officers were not injured.
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