A man who robbed a bank in Hazel Dell and then committed a carjacking led deputies and police officers on a chase into Portland but was eventually taken into custody, according to police.
Police identified the suspected robber as Brent Woodall, 29, of Vancouver, WA.
It was just before 3 p.m. that Clark County Sheriff's deputies responded to Riverview Community Bank and Savings at 1220 NE 88th St. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and drove away in a black Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Deputies spotted the SUV they said Woodall had escaped in and started chasing it.
During the chase, deputies said, Woodall tried to carjack someone at the Arco station on 39th and Main Street in downtown Vancouver.
"She looked really shaken up and was crying and upset. It's got to be scary, you're sitting in your car getting gas and all of a sudden someone comes up and tries to take your stuff," said Theresa Gray, who works at the gas station.
A few blocks away, deputies said Woodall stole a black Ford Focus and drove it to north Portland, where he tried dumping it and tried taking a green minivan.
"I could tell he was on something or pretty hyped up. He didn't say nothing to me and he touched the side of the car and I saw the thing in his hand and I just went," said Felipe Trejo, who was driving with his family in a van when Woodall allegedly tried to carjack him.
Before Woodall could get away, police moved in and arrested him about an hour-and-a-half after he allegedly robbed the Hazel Dell bank.
Police said they did find some money in a bag and a stun gun that Woodall allegedly used to take those vehicles.
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