UPDATE: Edinburgh bank robbery results in vehicle chase, crash

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.
Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A bank robbery in Edinburgh on Wednesday afternoon led to a search and vehicle chase that spanned four counties.

At about 12:36 p.m.,a black man entered Main Source Bank wearing a construction helmet, sunglasses and a reflective vest and handed a written note to the teller that said he had a gun and demanded money, says Caitlin Gross, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

After being given an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect drove away in a Chevy Camaro, heading north on the interstate.

A Johnson County Sheriff’s Department deputy spotted the vehicle tried to pull it over, but it sped off. At one point, the driver threw a reflective vest out the window, Gross said.

Photo courtesy on Indiana State Police
Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police joined the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department in the pursuit as it neared Greenwood on I-65. The pursuit continued into Marion County and eventually exited at Raymond Street. While winding through city streets, the suspect’s vehicle became airborne after crossing railroad tracks and crashed into another vehicle in the 200 block of East Shelby Street.

The driver, 35-year-old Gary Ewing of Indianapolis, was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. After his release, he is expected to be arrested and returned to Bartholomew County, Gross said.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated at the scene and released.