Man in custody after high-speed police chase

Photo Credit: Brad Hruza of Elburn

Photos of the arrest in Elburn, Ill., snapped by WGN News viewer Brad Hruza show his neighbor, 32-year-old David Ziesel, hauled in by police, ending a long and bizarre chase that began with an armed robbery of a bank 109 miles away in LaPorte County, Ind. 

"We had deputies that were on-scene within one minute and, in actuality, we had off-duty officers who were able to observe the offender fleeing from the bank," said John Boyd of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

The FBI calls it an armed takeover robbery, says a black handgun was brandished by a lone assailant wearing a mask and gloves who vaulted the counter and headed for the safe, taking a large amount of money from it and taking off.

Police say their pursuit of this tan suburban began almost immediately, crossing into Illinois with the driver tossing cash out the window. Witnesses tweeted their amazement, along with photos of the bills they stopped to pick up and hand over to police.

The ending was just as strange. The suspect, police say, lead them to his own neighborhood, ditching the suburban in a nearby yard and fleeing on foot to his own house. 

"It's a real quiet neighborhood,” said neighbor Brad Hruza. “He's only lived here a couple of months, he kept to himself."

Photo Credit: Brad Hruza of Elburn