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Suspected credit union robber arrested following Chula Vista chase, crash

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Posted at 4:30 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 19:34:15-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The man suspected of robbing a South Bay credit union was arrested following a crash Wednesday afternoon.

According to Chula Vista Police, a man entered the Cal Coast Credit Union on the 300 block of East H Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the man approached the teller window with his hand in his pocket simulating a weapon and demanded cash from the employee.

After receiving the cash, the suspect left the credit union, getting into a getaway vehicle.

Police were able to locate suspect based on vehicle information provided by a customer at the credit union.

Officers spotted the vehicle going eastbound on H Street and tried to pull the suspect over, but he didn’t stop instead leading police on a chase.

At some point during the chase, police say the man ran a red light on Otay Lakes Road, slamming into another vehicle.

Both the suspect and victim in the crash were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police haven’t yet released the name of the suspect but say he is under arrest for the bank robbery and felony evasion.