Bank Robbing Suspect Leads Police on Chase

Woman allegedly tried to rob a bank, then engaged in high speed chase

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    A woman driving at high rates of speed led police on a chase after allegedly robbing a bank Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013)

    Police chased a bank robbing suspect through the streets of San Diego on Wednesday.

    The high speed incident started around 12:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 15 and Aero Drive.

    Police said the female suspect robbed a Navy Federal Credit Union at 10645 Tierrasanta Blvd. using a note that mentioned she had a weapon. The teller then gave the woman an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank in a gray Audi A6.

    During the chase, a police car crashed into a van because it ran through the intersection (show below). The police vehicle had its lights and sirens on when it struck the van, flipping it over. People inside the van were extricated, according to police. The officer injured his wrist in the crash and the driver was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

    The suspect exited off El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights where officers were able to follow her to 4200 Corinth Dr.

    As police were setting up a perimeter, the female suspect emerged from the side of the house where the vehicle was parked. Police officers identified her here on the scene and a witness from the bank also positively identified her. The suspect was then taken into custody.

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