Scottsdale bank robbery suspect arrested after breaking into Tempe apartments

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Christopher Ladonta Foster By Jennifer Thomas Christopher Ladonta Foster By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. – A Scottsdale bank robbery suspect was apprehended Wednesday morning after he fled from police and tried to break into several apartments in Tempe.

Kevin Watts with the Scottsdale Police Department said a black male robbed a Wells Fargo Bank at Mountain View Road and 90th Street shortly after 10 a.m. Witnesses said the suspect left in a black Nissan Altima.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of 85th Place and Earll Drive. When they attempted to stop the Nissan, the driver fled. Police pursued the vehicle until it entered the southbound Loop 101.

A police helicopter was called and neighboring police departments were notified of the suspect vehicle.

Police said the suspect later ditched the Nissan in an apartment complex near Price and Ray roads then began trying to break into several apartments.

Scottsdale and Tempe police officers set up a perimeter in the area.

As the suspect was kicking at the front door of an apartment, he was scared off by the manager, according to police. He then jumped the wall into another apartment complex and was seen by the police helicopter.

The suspect managed to get into an apartment and was arrested as he tried to escape out a back window.

The suspect has been identified as Christopher Ladonta Foster, 30. He faces numerous charges, including armed robbery, felony flight from a law enforcement officer and burglary.

Police recovered the stolen money and suspect vehicle.

No one was injured in this incident.