Two of 3 suspects arrested after bank robbery, police chase

Police officers off Highway 401 in Ajax search for multiple suspects that fled from a bank robbery in Durham Region

Police officers off Highway 401 in Ajax search for multiple suspects that fled from a bank robbery in Durham Region

2 in Clarington was robbed shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Two suspects are in custody and police are searching for a third following a bank robbery and police pursuit on Highway 401.

Reports indicate two officers have suffered minor injuries.

Const. George Tudos said that officers were able to box in the suspect vehicle at one point but the driver continued to try and flee, "striking several police vehicles" in the process.

401 is closed near Salem, and Durham police have officers stationed at various roads in the area.

Investigators said a Durham officer discharged a firearm at this time but no injuries were reported. A pursuit took place on the westbound lanes of Highway 401 and that's when the shots were fired, the spokesperson said. Police chased them to the area of Hwy.

The third suspect has been described as a black male with a thin build standing six-feet tall.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said roads were blocked off in the area to accommodate a ground search at the time. "Our canine units are there as well alongside Durham Regional Police's support services and there will be more resources coming in and obviously uniformed officers to assist with the investigation".

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