Bank robbery suspect causes crash while trying to flee from police

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PHOENIX – A bank robbery suspect was apprehended after reportedly causing a crash while attempting to flee from police.

Preliminary information indicates a Hispanic man robbed a bank near Glendale and 19th avenues Friday afternoon.

Police say a customer got into a physical altercation with the suspect, causing a bleeding wound on the suspect’s head.

The alleged robber fled on foot and tried to carjack a taxi cab that ended up crashing into a pole.

The suspect ran from the scene and stole a bicycle from a residence in the area. Police spotted the suspect just south of 21st Avenue.

The alleged robber was taken into custody. Officers reportedly found a large amount of cash and an unknown amount of drugs on him.