Lake Mary bank robbery ends with crash

- An early morning bank robbery came to a dramatic end after a suspect crashed their getaway vehicle in Lake Mary.

Lake Mary Police have arrested Ricardo Rodriguez and Wells Fargo employee Brandon Mojica on charges related to an armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo at 1530 International Parkway - before the bank opened.

Police say that the first officer chased Rodriguez on foot before the officer could see Rodriguez enter a parked car. Rodriguez took off in the car, but the officer was able to give the direction of travel to responding officers.

A short car chase ended at SR 46A and Rinehart Road when Rodriguez lost control of his vehicle. Rodriguez was then taken into police custody where a large amount of cash and a loaded handgun were recovered.

Police say both Rodriguez and Mojica will be charged federally in regards to the robbery, with Rodriguez facing additional local charges for aggravated fleeing and eluding and resisting an officer without violence.
 

 

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