[symple_googlemap title=”Bank Robbery Suspect Crashes” location=”1600 Skyline Drive, Fullerton, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A 47-year-old man suspected of robbing a Bank of the West branch in Brea was arrested Thursday afternoon after a two-mile vehicle chase that ended when he crashed into a curb in Fullerton, police said.

Officers were dispatched around 3:50 p.m. to 311 S. State College Blvd. to investigate a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred, said Brea police Lt. Darrin Devereux.

“The suspect used a note during the robbery and was seen leaving the area in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier,” Devereux said.

A description of the suspect was broadcast and Fullerton police officers spotted the vehicle in the area of State College Boulevard and Chapman Avenue, Devereux said.

“When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect initially appeared to be pulling over, but then sped away,” Devereux said.

The officers chased Jonathan Oechsle of Anaheim for about two miles until he crashed his vehicle into a curb in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive and surrendered, according to Devereux.

Oechsle would be booked at the Brea Police Department on suspicion of robbery and unspecified offenses related to the pursuit, Devereux said.

Oechsle’s booking photo was withheld because police were investigating his possible involvement in other recent robberies, Devereux said.

— City News Service

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