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Alberta suspect tried to rob bank by ramming it with tanker truck: RCMP

Airdrie RCMP say the suspect tried to drive a large tanker truck into a bank in an attempted robbery.

RCMP have arrested a suspect they say tried to break into a bank by driving a tanker into it.

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RCMP have arrested a suspect they say tried to break into a bank by driving a tanker into it.

CROSSFIELD, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta have arrested a suspect after someone tried to break into a bank by driving a large tanker truck into it.

Mounties from the Airdrie rural detachment were called to Crossfield, north of Calgary, about an attempted robbery.

They met the suspect tanker truck on the highway, but it failed to stop for them.

A police pursuit went through two towns before the truck continued northbound in the southbound lanes of the main highway between Edmonton and Calgary.

The vehicle, which turned out to be stolen, eventually crashed into a field and the driver was nabbed after a brief foot chase.

Charges are pending and RCMP say they believe the man may be a suspect in other crimes.