CALGARY – A man has been charged after a bank robbery in the city’s southwest ended in a car crash on Tuesday afternoon.
Calgarian James Andrew Boisse, 31, has been charged with one count of robbery, police said Wednesday.
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Attempted Calgary bank robbery leads to helicopter chase, car crash
Police said a call came in at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday after a lone man entered the ATB Financial bank in the 900 block of 85 St. S.W. He approached a teller with a note demanding cash, and was given an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the bank. No one was injured in the bank.
Police said the man got into a red hatchback with a woman and drove away at a high rate of speed.
A HAWC helicopter followed the car, which ended up causing two minor collisions, including a crash into another vehicle near the intersection of Sarcee Trail and 17 Avenue S.W.
The suspect and a woman who police described Wednesday as a passenger in the car tried to flee on foot after the crash. Both were taken into custody.
Boisse is set to appear in court on Thursday.
The woman was released and isn’t expected to be charged.
Calgary police continue to investigate and further charges related to dangerous driving could be laid as the CPS Traffic Section investigates the crashes.
Anyone who may have information is asked to call Calgary police at 403-428-8787, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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