After leading police on a chase westbound on Highway 30 Tuesday afternoon, a man suspected of robbing the St. Helens U.S. Bank is in custody, according to police.
St. Helens Police responded around 3 p.m. to reports of a robbery at the bank on Columbia River Highway, according to a press release.
The suspect, which police described as a white man, had a note demanding money but did not have any visible weapons, according to police. His name has not been release.
The suspect allegedly drove away with an undisclosed amount of money and refused to pull over for police, leading them on a chase north on Highway 30.
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After the suspect’s car became disabled, he fled on foot, according to police.
Columbia County sheriff’s deputies, who assisted St. Helens police, used a K-9 to track the suspect, according to the release. He was arrested and then taken to a Portland hospital to be treated for a dog bite.
Officer from Oregon State Police, and Columbia City, Scappoose, Vernonia and Rainier police departments also assisted.
Anyone with information should call the St. Helens police at 503-397-1521.