Location: Robbery near Fidelity Bank in Zelienople
Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday evening, a man was robbed at gunpoint in Zelienople. A short time later, police spotted and attempted to stop the suspects vehicle. The three suspects in the vehicle led police on a chase through three counties, Butler, Beaver and Lawrece. The pursuit lasted about 20 minutes along Rt. 288 into Ellwood City and then onto Old Pittsburgh Rd. in Wayne Twp. The crash occured when the suspects vehicle, a white SUV, lost control, went onto its side and slid into a large tree. The impact caused the vehicle to buckle and nearly break in half. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle and a 3rd was self-extricated. One victum was taken to a local hospital and two were flown by medical helicopter to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. It was determined that the SUV had been stolen earlier in the day from Crafton, PA. Police are waiting to interview the trio to indeed determine if they were involved in the robbery.