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FBI: Chase suspect may be 'Triple Threat Bandit'

The FBI told Eyewitness News that the suspect arrested in the high-speed chase is believed to be the 'Triple Threat Bandit.'

September 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The FBI told Eyewitness News that the suspect arrested in the high-speed chase on Thursday is believed to be the "Triple Threat Bandit."

Authorities say the pursuit of the dark-colored vehicle began at about 1 p.m. in Orange County. At one point, money was reportedly being thrown out of the vehicle.

The suspect was allegedly involved in a robbery at El Banco Popular in the 1800 block of N. Euclid Street. The suspect was seen driving erratically on the 91, 110 and 105 freeways, as well as local streets.

The chase came to an end on the Prairie Avenue off-ramp on the westbound 105 Freeway. The suspect was arrested without further incident.

The "Triple Threat Bandit" got his name after robbing three different Orange County banks within 90 minutes on Aug. 19.

Police said the suspect first hit the Orange County Credit Union on South Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton, then the Union Yes Federal Credit Union on West Chapman Avenue in Orange, then the U.S. Bank on Beach Boulevard in Buena Park.