A robbery suspect and his alleged getaway driver were both in custody following a robbery Saturday morning at KeyBank in Yelm, according to the Yelm Police Department.
Chief Todd Stancil said the incident began about 8 a.m. when a woman drove from the Red Wind Casino near Yelm to the bank to deposit some cash. A male suspect is believed to have followed her.
The woman attempted to deposit the money at a drive-thru ATM, but the suspect reached through the open car window and took the cash, Stancil said. He fled on foot and climbed into a waiting vehicle, driven by a female suspect.
The victim and some witnesses attempted to follow the suspects but lost sight of the vehicle. Yelm officers joined the chase, and the pursuit moved into rural Thurston County, Stancil said.
The suspects were eventually caught with the help of a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team.