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Robbery Suspects Arrested Following Crash 

Update: February 4, 2018

The VPD are investigating a crash involving bank robbery suspects in East Vancouver that sent four people to hospital with minor injuries.

Police received a report of a bank robbery on Commercial Drive just after 1 p.m. today. A second robbery happened 30 minutes later on East Broadway and Commercial and a description of the suspect vehicle was provided to police.

The suspects were driving a stolen Porsche Cayenne when the crash occurred at the intersection of Clark Drive and East 1st Avenue just minutes after the second robbery. Two police vehicles were able to block the Cayenne to prevent escape and officers arrested the man and woman inside.

A total of four vehicles with innocent civilians were involved in the collision. Four occupants of one vehicle were taken to hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.

Officers from VPD’s Major Crime and Collision Investigation Units are continuing to piece together what took place.