Man Leads Police in 100mph Chase after Robbing Bank
A man allegedly robbed TCF Bank in Silver Lake, Minn. before leading police in a 100mph chase through rush hour traffic in the north suburbs early Friday, the Star Tribune reported.
The chase ended when the suspect crashed his Toyota sedan and was shot by police after he got out of his vehicle. The man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to be charged next week, the Star Tribune reported.
WCCO reported that they were unsure if the suspect had a gun when police shot him. However, the Star Tribune reported that he had exchanged gunfire with officers.
The Star Tribune reported that the suspect entered TCF Bank at around 6:45 a.m., before the bank opened, and forced three employees into the vault with a semi-automatic handgun. He placed the cash in a white cloth bag and fled.
WCCO reported that a witness saw the man throw two white bags from his vehicle during the chase. These bags may have held the stolen money, WCCO reported. They also reported that the FBI are still unsure whether all of the stolen money has been recovered.
Authorities are investigating whether the man was involved with the January and November robberies of the same bank, WCCO reported.