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Lyndhurst bank robbery suspects flip car in South Euclid, one suspect found hiding in dumpster

Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 16:23:41-05

A vehicle carrying two bank robbery suspects flipped in South Euclid Wednesday afternoon, closing down the street for a police investigation. 

It happened at the intersection of South Green Road and Monticello Blvd.

Police say the suspects were wanted for a bank robbery in Lyndhurst. Just before 1:30 p.m. a suspect walked into the PNC Bank on Mayfield Road saying he had a bomb, according to authorities. The suspect ran from the bank into a stolen SUV with an accomplice inside.

The suspect vehicle crashed head-on into another car at the South Euclid intersection.

One suspect was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. A person from another car involved in the crash was also taken to the hospital.

The other suspect, an 18-year-old man, ran from the scene and was caught hiding in a dumpster next to the 7-Eleven gas station. 

A bomb squad was called out to investigate a suspicious package in the stolen vehicle.

Police from at least five agencies — including Cleveland Heights, Euclid, South Euclid, Lyndhurst and Highland Heights — responded to the crash scene. Agents from Violent Crimes Task Force were also involved.

The people in the other car were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown at this time.