ABINGTON, Pa. – A chase which started in Montgomery County and ended in a crash in North Philadelphia caused a police officer’s injury. It took such a long pursuit for a police officer to chase a robber suspect.
One officer is injured after a police chase that began in Montgomery County and ended in a crash in North Philadelphia.
It started when 47-year-old Aaron Thomas robbed a PNC Bank in Jenkintown this morning.
Thomas entered the PNC Bank at 123 Old York Road in Jenkintown and demanded money around 11:30 a.m. as narrated by Abington Township Deputy Police Chief John Livingood.
After he got an unknown amount, he fled the bank and headed his dark –colored SUV towards south on Broad Street.
The police learn of the location of the SUV and started the chase. It started on Board Street and continued into Philadelphia.
Reports said that a minor accident involved an Abington Police officer on Fox Street in Philadelphia during the chase but no serious injuries were reported.
The chase went all the way into North Philadelphia at ended when the suspect crashed into an Abington Police car at West Oxford Street near 17th and Cecil B Moore
One Abington police officer was reported injured at the scene and was brought to Hahnemann Hospital. He was treated, released and expected to make a full recovery.
Thomas, the suspect, tried to elude the police but was caught a short time later and is now in custody.
The Police in Philadelphia did not become involved in the chase.
There were no other injuries reported.
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