WEATHERFORD, Texas (TUSEN) – A robbery suspect is behind bars after police say he entered Chase Bank, located at 225 E Interstate 20 and demanded money from the cashier.
It happened on September 22 just before 5 p.m.
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After getting the money, the suspect left the bank. No weapons were displayed during the incident. After getting out of the bank, he got into what has been described as a black or gray SUV with no license plate.
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Several officers from the Weatherford Police Department attended to begin the search for the suspect vehicle. Upon arriving in the area, two officers located an SUV matching the description at the intersection of Holland Lake Dr and Interstate 20 Service Road S. A traffic check was attempted after the vehicle entered the freeway. . The suspect vehicle first left the highway onto the southern service road and stopped. Officers began giving the suspect verbal orders to get out of the vehicle, and the driver refused. Shortly thereafter, he fled the traffic control and a chase was launched eastbound on the south service road to Hudson Oaks.
Once in Hudson Oaks, Hudson Oaks Police officers took over as the primary prosecution agency with Weatherford officers in support. The suspect eventually ended up heading west on Fort Worth Hwy (US 180) where the first prosecutors maintained eye contact with the suspect, but were too far behind to actively participate in the pursuit. As the SUV approached the intersection of Fort Worth Hwy and Centerpoint Rd, additional officers from the Weatherford Police Department began to chase the suspect vehicle westbound on Fort Worth Hwy for a short distance before the suspicious vehicle veered off the north side of the causeway into the 2200 and passed through a fence coming to rest in the middle of a field. The suspect got out of the vehicle and ran on foot before being taken into custody 100 meters from the vehicle.
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The incident is still under active investigation.