Suspected bank bandit crashes during escape

Police say a fleeing bank robber crashed his vehicle into two other cars near the Oxford Valley Mall in Middletown, Bucks County. The robbery happened late Friday morning at the First Federal Bank in Middletown, located just off of Route 1. Police were able to apprehend the suspect who was taken away by medics for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. One civilian was injured in the crash. That person was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in critical condition.
August 17, 2012 3:25:47 PM PDT
Police say a man, fleeing the bank he just robbed, crashed his vehicle into two other cars near Oxford Valley Mall in Bucks County.

The robbery happened late Friday morning at the First Federal Bank in Middletown, located just off of Route 1.

While attempting to flee the scene, the suspect crashed his vehicle into two other cars at Oxford Valley Road and S Bucks Town Drive.

Police were able to apprehend the suspect who was taken away by medics for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

One civilian was injured in the crash. That person was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in critical condition.

Contrary to initial reports that police had engaged the suspect in a pursuit, officials tell Action News that the suspect must have seen a police cruiser during his escape, prompting him to accelerate his vehicle, lose control and crash.

There is no word on the identity of the suspect or on what charges he will be facing.

Police are continuing their investigation.


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