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Bank robbery suspect arrested after police pursuit

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KEARNY MESA (CNS) - A man who allegedly robbed a bank branch in Kearny Mesa led police to an area west of Balboa Park, where he was arrested, police said.

The suspect handed a demand note to a teller at the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Ruffin Road at 11:11 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali. He acted like he had a gun, but did not show one, Cali said.

The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount and got into a silver van with two other occupants, Cali said. They sped east on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, he said.

Officers stopped the van in the vicinity of Antigua Boulevard and Portobelo Drive, near Miramar, but as they were arresting the would-be getaway driver and another person, the robbery suspect jumped into the drivers seat and took off, Cali said.

The suspect led the pursuing police vehicles to Quince Street, just west of Balboa Park, where officers stopped the van and arrested him, Cali said.

The names of the arrestees were not immediately released.

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