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Cruiser Struck During Chase After Highland Avenue Robbery

Man arrested after he bailed his pick-up truck and led police on a foot chase.

A man was arrested Saturday after he robbed a Highland Avenue business and then led police on a foot chase, according to scanner reports.

A police cruiser was struck during the pursuit, according to scanner reports.

The cruiser, struck at approximately 3:16 p.m., was disabled and needed to be towed, according to reports.

The address of the robbery was listed at 450 Highland Ave. — the address of the close to the Lynn border.

Lynn, Salem, Peabody and forces assisted with the chase. Reports indicate the suspect initially fled in a pick-up truck, then bailed it and fled on foot in the Gallows Hill area.

The suspect was wearing an orange shirt.

The cash from the robbery was strewn all over the floor of the truck that was the getaway vehicle, according to scanner reports.

A male suspect was reportedly caught by Peabody officers at 3:27 p.m.

Be sure to stay tuned to Salem Patch for more.

john May 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Cruiser and parked car were both hit at the end of Greenway Rd.Pickup was crashed near 12 Almedia St.
Roger May 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Robber made mistake of fleeing down Greenway Rd to Berrywood, which is a dead end. Robber had to turn around while police were coming up Greenway. Robber rammed the cruiser, seperating it's left front axle from the car, while the pickup truck continued down Greenway to Highland.
William Legault May 20, 2012 at 02:34 AM
The mistake was being dumb enough to be a robber in the first place.
Jared Robinson May 20, 2012 at 03:08 AM
hope it wasn't one of the new cruisers
chester suchecki May 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM
they ought to put foot long spikes all around the cruisers as a deterent and a tool to stop these fools.
christine May 20, 2012 at 08:05 PM
At least he was robbing the rich!

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