Woman suspected in Tierrasanta credit union robbery arrested after police pursuit

Employee ID'd woman as suspect

SAN DIEGO - A woman suspected of robbing a Tierrasanta credit union was arrested Wednesday following a pursuit that ended in the Rolando area.

A robbery was reported just before 12:30 p.m. at the Navy Federal Credit Union on 3401 Santo Road, according to San Diego police.

Police said the suspected robber, described as a Hispanic female, used a demand note claiming to have a concealed gun and was able to take an undisclosed amount of cash.

An initial report said the suspected robber left the scene on foot, but she fled in a gray Audi, police said. Police began pursuing the suspected robber on southbound Interstate 15 near Aero Drive, and the Audi eventually led units onto surface streets in the Rolando area.

SDPD Lt. Darryl Hoover told 10News the suspect ran a red light after the chase entered the El Cerrito neighborhood, west of Rolando. A pursuing officer got into a collision on Corinth Street, leaving him and the other driver with minor injuries.

A police helicopter picked up the pursuit, along with a K-9 unit, and the woman was found in the side yard of a house a few blocks away at about 12:50 p.m. She was arrested after a curbside lineup with a credit union employee.

Police said the unidentified woman faces charges related to the robbery, eluding police and charges connected to the police cruiser-van collision.


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