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Man arrested for bank robbery, led authorities on short pursuit

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 17:56:25-05

The Hillsboro Department of Public Safety said they arrested a suspect accused of robbing a bank, after leading authorities on a chase on Thursday morning. 

The Hillsboro Department of Public Safety said the suspect robbed the First National Bank around 2:21 p.m. at the First National Bank located at 300 E Elm St. on Tuesday afternoon. 

The suspect fled before officers arrived at the scene. 

Bank employees told police the suspect approached them with a note demanding money. 

The suspect left the area on foot with an unknown amount of money. 

On Thursday around 10:56 a.m. the Italy Police Department initiated a vehicle pursuit for a traffic violation that led authorities to Waco, where the suspect was arrested and booked in the Ellis County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of motor vehicle, evading arrest-vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and failure to identify-fugitive.  

During the investigation, Hillsboro police said the suspect used a family member's name when arrested.  Authorities are using a fingerprint identification system to try to identify him. 

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