VIDEO: Fleeing robbery suspects nearly hit by train in Washington

Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 4:41 PM MST
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AUBURN Wash. (KPTV) - The Auburn Police Department released dashcam video on Friday of robbery suspects fleeing officers and nearly missing an oncoming train.

According to police, it started when officers responded to the Coastal Farm & Supply around 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 9 after an employee called 911 and reported a someone with a gun threatening them and gave police a description of the suspect and their vehicle.

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When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect sped off in the car.

The suspect’s car was caught on dashcam by a responding officer, jumping the train track, breaking the crossing arms, and narrowly missing the oncoming train.

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Police chased the car and it was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex where two suspects jumped out and ran. One was discovered hiding nearby in a tree.

Police said they were finally able to arrest the suspect in the tree after nearly two hours of negotiation.

They face a first degree robbery charge.