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Bank Robbery Suspect Crashes Car into Cement Truck After High Speed Chase

The suspect crashed his car into a cement truck in Monrovia after a high-speed pursuit originating in La Verne, Monrovia Police said.

A bank robbery suspect crashed his car into a cement truck in Monrovia Friday after trying to elude police in a high speed chase, Monrovia Police said.

The man allegedly robbed a bank in La Verne and was being chased by La Verne police when his car collided with a parked car near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Live Oak Avenue, Monrovia Police Lt. Nels Ortlund said.

The suspect then got out of the car and tried to flee but he was chased down by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, Ortlund said.

"The suspect crashed into a stopped cement truck...at a high speed," Ortlund said. "The suspect tried to get out and ran maybe several hundred yards."

The man was arrested and may have sustained injuries in the crash, Ortlund said.

The man was suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo bank located at 1487 Foothill Blvd., near Wheeler Ave., in La Verne. The bank remained closed for business until about 4 p.m., according to employees.

The robbery was reported about 1:20 p.m., according to a La Verne police dispatcher.

Ellen Zunino February 23, 2013 at 01:21 AM
Neither robbing banks (rule #1: keep an eye peeled for the police) nor driving seem to be this guy's strong points. I'm thankful no innocents were injured during the chase.
Dan Crandell February 23, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Nathan did you people proof read this story before posting it? This is sloppy ie BAD journalism at it best. Tell me it was just a bad day.

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