PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Two suspected bank robbers were nabbed Friday after running into a Plano neighborhood, breaking in a house and assaulting the homeowners.
Police say everything began when the would-be robbers, wearing ski masks, flashed guns and told everyone at Regions Bank on Preston Road to get down on the floor. The men then jumped the teller line and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
Things turned really dangerous when the men tried to drive away from the bank and their getaway car stalled. “In their attempt to try and flee the scene their car died down on ‘em. It just didn’t work anymore,” explained Plano police spokesman David Tilley. “And they baled out of the car and took off on foot.”
The suspects ran from the car, jumped a fence into a gated neighborhood community near Preston and Ohio and broke in a house.
“They basically held these subjects hostage inside their own home. One of the residents inside there was assaulted and received some minor injuries,” said Tilley.
Police soon barged in and Officer Tilley says they did a great job. “It’s not something that we run into on a regular basis, I can guarantee you that! It’s one of those things that the larger the event, the more room there is for mistake.”
One man was nabbed in the home. The other was taken down while trying to jump a fence to get out of the neighborhood.
The victims assaulted at the home were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.