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Armed bank robbery suspect arrested after brief vehicle pursuit

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Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank at gunpoint Thursday morning in Oak Park.

The robbery was at the U.S. Bank in Oak Park, at Broadway and 34th Street, and occurred at 9:50 a.m.

Following the robbery, the suspect got into a gray pickup truck and hit a parked vehicle and police cruiser, before leading police on a car chase down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He eventually collided with a van while heading southbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard, at 12th Street. 

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Ruben Rodriguez, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault on an officer, evading and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. A search of his truck revealed cash taken from the robbery, and an imitation firearm police suspect was used in the robbery, according to the Sacramento Police Department. 

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