Ross police arrested two suspected bank robbers following a speedy chase down Interstate 279 during the evening rush hour.
Employees at the Fidelity Bank on Perry Highway called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. to report that two men had just robbed the bank. Detectives happened to be in the area on an unrelated call and spotted a black Honda coupe fleeing the scene, Sgt. Benjamin Dripps said.
Shortly afterward, Ohio Township police spotted the car turning onto I-279 northbound. Officers followed as the car fled down the highway. The vehicle became disabled near Warrendale and the two suspects ran away. The sergeant said he was not sure whether the car had crashed or whether it became disabled by another means, such as acquiring a flat tire.
Police from nine departments worked together, bringing in a combined five K-9 officers to help track the suspects.
Sgt. Dripps said officers found one of the suspects a short distance away. That suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for an unrelated medical condition before detectives brought him back to the department for questioning.
Police found the second suspect in a residential neighborhood, the sergeant said.
Investigators have not yet released the names or ages of the suspects. They were being held at the Ross police department for questioning late tonight. Officers said the car the pair used belonged to a woman. Police do not yet know how much the woman knew about the robbery and chase, Sgt. Dripps said.