Oakton bank robbery suspect arrested in D.C.
Updated: June 8, 2011 - 06:25 pm
An armed suspect has been arrested in D.C. after robbing a bank in Oakton, authorities say. He was pursued by police in a high-speed car chase through three jurisdictions before he was eventually stopped.
The suspect robbed a BB&T Bank at 2941 Chain Bridge Road around 10:44 a.m. Wednesday, then fled in a white Lexus SUV towards Vienna with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police considered the suspect armed and dangerous.
A high-speed chase ensued through three jurisdictions. Fairfax County officers followed the vehicle into Maryland and eventually across the Wilson Bridge into the District.
The police chase ended on the 4600 block of Livingston Road in D.C. right next to an education center. Witnesses say they saw the suspect's white Lexus speeding down the road before a police cruiser bumped into it. The Lexus collided with another car, spun and eventually stopped.
“He was moving mighty fast, but the police hit the back of his thing and made him fishtail and hit the other car,” said Jezzy Mickal.
According to witnesses, police armed with guns rushed to the suspect's SUV and arrested him before he could flee. He was put in handcuffs and taken away on a stretcher. A bag, presumed to be full of stolen cash, was also removed from the car.
The suspect's SUV hit a silver sedan, sending it skidding down half a block and through a stop sign before it stopped just short of hitting a tree. Two of the passengers were taken to the hospital. Witnesses say the chain-reaction crash happened in a matter of seconds.
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