Suspect shot in head in Lakewood bank robbery try

LAKEWOOD — Police in the Tacoma, Washington, suburb of Lakewood say an armored car guard shot and wounded a man who tried to rob a Bank of America branch. The suspect managed to flee in a waiting car [—] without any cash. He’s believed to be the same man who soon turned up at a local hospital and was taken to surgery.

No one else was hurt Monday afternoon.

The News Tribune reports that Lt. Chris Lawler says the wounded man is expected to survive. He was believed to be wounded in the head and leg.

Lawler says a woman was driving the getaway car. Hospital surveillance footage shows a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car. Lawler said the vehicle dropped the man off and left. Police continue to search for the car and driver.

The spokesman says about 30 people were in the bank.

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