Readers signaling word of an apparent police chase on Contra Costa Boulevard stood by as a car pursued by Concord police officers crashed and was finally halted in the 1400 block of the Boulevard Wednesday.
Although details remain cloudy and largely unconfirmed, it appears the driver of a small Honda running north on the boulevard was wanted for an earlier bank robbery in the 1000 block of Detroit Avenue in Concord. Although the suspect allegedly told a bank employee he had a weapon none was actually seen when he took an undetermined amount of money from the branch at about 3 p.m.
Concord officers sighted and tracked the vehicle as it drove west on Monument to Contra Costa Boulevard where police tried to stop it, the driver crashing into other cars before coming to a stop at 1476 Contra Costa – officers moving in to make the arrest.
Police reportedly found cash from the bank inside the suspect’s car but it was not immediately known if a weapon was found. The unidentified suspect was taken into custody at approximately 3:15 p.m.