Police chiefs aid in capture of bank robbery suspects after chase

Photo: Paul Connors/The Sun Chronicle

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Police say bank robbery suspects led them on a chase through three communities before officers were able to take them into custody.

Police were called to the Rockland Trust Bank on Route 123 in Attleboro around 2 p.m. Monday for reports of a bank robbery in progress.

According to Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney, the suspects took off from the bank in a dark-colored vehicle with out-of-state plates.

Heagney said he passed the vehicle and tried to pull the suspects over. However, he said the driver did not stop – beginning the pursuit that would go through Attleboro, Norton and Taunton. The chase covered about 15 miles with speeds reaching over 100 mph as the vehicle sped along Route 495.

Photo: Paul Connors/The Sun Chronicle
Photo: Paul Connors/The Sun Chronicle

Heagney said the vehicle eventually took Exit 9, where Taunton police were able to deploy two stop sticks. With two flat tires, the car eventually came to a halt.

Police took two men into custody, including an 18-year-old who has not been identified. Both Heagney and Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh assisted in the arrest, according to police.

Heagney said officers found evidence of the bank robbery was found in the vehicle.

Both suspects are due in court Tuesday for arraignment.

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