Taunton, Attleboro police chiefs catch suspected bank robbers

Two local police chiefs chased and caught two suspected bank robbers on Monday. 

The incident began at the Rockland Trust Bank in Attleboro when police received a report of two men who had robbed the bank and fled east. 

Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney was on the same road as the suspects when he heard the call.

"I’ve been in pursuits before, but this is the longest pursuit I’ve ever been in," said chief. 

The two suspects fled speeding from one town to another. When the suspects arrived in Taunton, Taunton Police Chief Ed Walsh deployed his stop sticks to pop the car’s tires.

"I had stop sticks in my cruiser, so I heard it. As the vehicles were approaching, I stopped traffic in one lane and deployed the stop sticks in the other," said Ed Walsh. 

Heagney then spotted the suspects’ car behind a school and rammed their car. The car spun. 

Heagney said nobody was hurt and the two suspects, 18 and 31 years old, were caught. Both faces armed robbery charges.

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