Police arrest Dallas bank robbery suspect


A bank robbery suspect is in custody after a short police chase in Dallas that ended after he crashed into another vehicle.

The attempted robbery happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bank of America on Gaston Road.

The suspect reportedly fled going west on Mockingbird Lane in a gold-colored SUV. Responding officers spotted the vehicle and started chasing it.

Witnesses told FOX 4 the suspect's SUV hit another black SUV on Greenville Avenue, rolled onto its side and caught fire. The man was still able to get out and run from police.

Nick Paldino was working nearby and saw what happened just after the crash.

“I saw a guy jump out of the car,” he recalled. “I saw a lot of smoke and half a dozen or so police officers kind of converge on him with their weapons drawn.”

The crash was so loud that it startled many working nearby.

One witness didn't want to show her face but says she also looked up when she heard sirens from several police cars chasing this tan SUV.

“The car was just barreling through the intersection, ran a red light and hit a woman that was trying to make a left-hand turn on her green light,” she recalled.

The person inside that SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The tan SUV rolled midway down the block before stopping.

“Their car just absolutely flipped over and burst into flames,” a witness recalled. “And then a minute later we just saw someone from that car on foot trying to evade the police. And they chased after him, officers were able to arrest him soon after the crash.”

It's unclear if the suspect was also injured in the crash.

Police say the suspect could face charges for the bank robbery, the crash and evading arrest. They would not say if he's also been connected to other bank robberies in the area.

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