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Three arrested after bank robbery, police chase

(Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)
BARNWELL COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Three people have been arrested after a morning bank robbery and police chase.

Authorities say the suspects were apprehended when a getaway vehicle overturned in Colleton County after a bank was robbed in Barnwell.

The driver eventually lost control of the car at Hwy 61 and Sydney's Road.

Highway Patrol says the whole thing started when they received a BOLO for a black Nissan that was involved in a reported armed robbery.

Deputies then intercepted the car at 9:21 am on Highway 78 in Bamberg County.

According to SCHP officials, a Colleton County deputy deployed stop sticks on Highway 61 near the I-95 overpass.

Even though the right front tire deflated due to the stop sticks, the suspects' vehicle kept driving.

SCHP officials say troopers were then able to stop the driver using an immobilization technique called the "Pit Maneuver" causing the driver to lose control.

The driver hit a tree and overturned.

According to a report, one person was thrown from the car and two others crawled out.

Highway Patrol officials say the suspects were checked by EMS and then taken to Colleton Hospital. 

SLED and the Blackville Police Department are investigating. 

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