Robbery suspect crashes after police on chase

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — A robbery suspect crashed his vehicle, after leading police on a chase.

The pursuit ended on I-70 westbound near State Route 201 after 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police initially responded to an armed robbery call at the Auto Zone on Brandt Pike.

Officers noticed a maroon Honda Civic that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle and tried to perform a traffic stop at Bellefontaine Road.

Officials say then the man in his 20s pulled onto Farm Lane and began to flea.

A chase ensued in which speeds reached up to 100 mph.

Three cruisers were involved in the pursuit, which ultimately ended when the man lost control on I-70 and crashed.

Police later searched the vehicle for evidence and what they believed was stolen property.

Sergeant John Kissee with Huber Heights Police Department said that, “A large sum of cash, we don’t have an exact amount. We have recovered a large sum of cash from the vehicle.”

No drugs or weapons were found in the car; police said there were no fatalities or injuries.

They credit the outcome to their protocol, but also to the light traffic present at the time of the chase.

“If it would have been busy early in the morning with rush hour traffic, we would have cut the pursuit right away,” said Kissee.

Traffic was delayed for a short time while officials investigated and worked to clear the scene.

The suspect has been taken into custody and will be transferred to the Montgomery County Jail where he will await charges.

 

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