A bank robbery suspect crashed his car into a cement truck in Monrovia Friday after trying to elude police in a high speed chase, Monrovia Police said.
The man allegedly robbed a bank in La Verne, led police on a 210 freeway chase, through Glendora, then onto the 605 South freeway. The suspect exited, then crashed his car with a parked car near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Live Oak Avenue, Monrovia Police Lt. Nels Ortlund said.
The suspect then got out of the car and tried to flee but he was chased down by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, Ortlund said.
"The suspect crashed into a stopped cement truck...at a high speed," Ortlund said. "The suspect tried to get out and ran maybe several hundred yards."
The man was arrested and may have sustained injuries in the crash, Ortlund said.
The man was suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo bank located at 1487 Foothill Blvd., near Wheeler Ave., in La Verne. The bank remained closed for business until about 4 p.m., according to employees.
The robbery was reported about 1:20 p.m., according to a La Verne police dispatcher.