Vacaville police arrested a Vallejo man and a 16-year-old American Canyon boy after a vehicle pursuit on suspicion of robbing a Bank of America this afternoon. The two masked and armed suspects entered the bank at 688 Elmira Road around 12:20 p.m. and ordered everyone on the ground, Lt. Randy Weaver said. One of the suspects held the customers and employees at gunpoint while the other vaulted the counter and stole money from bank drawers, Weaver said. The suspects ran out of the bank and across a parking lot then ran through a nearby business and into the rear parking area, Weaver said. The pair jumped over a wall and ran into a residential area east of the business complex. They then drove away in a black Mustang, Weaver said. A witness spotted the vehicle and gave police an excellent description of the car, Weaver said. A police officer driving a few miles from the scene then spotted the Mustang with the passenger hunched down in the seat a few minutes later, Weaver said. The officer tried to stop the Mustang in north Vacaville but the suspects drove west on Interstate Highway 80, Weaver said. Several police vehicles joined the pursuit as the Mustang accelerated to more than 100 mph, Weaver said. Officers who were driving more prudently lost sight of the Mustang near Davis Street but the car was found a few minutes later at the Davis Street Park and Ride, Weaver said. Lester Jackson, 19, and the American Canyon boy were spotted running in the area and were arrested for armed robbery, Weaver said. The California Highway Patrol and Solano County Sheriff’s Office helped search for the suspects, Weaver said.
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