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KATU Chopper Helps Portland Police Catch Bank Robbery Suspect

Portland police arrested a suspected bank robber on Wednesday afternoon with a little help from the KATU news helicopter.

The suspect allegedly robbed a bank in Hazel Dell, WA, and drove a black Toyota Sequoia over the state line into Oregon. KATU, Portland’s ABC-affiliate, broadcast the car chase live.

At one point, police on the ground lost sight of the suspect. They were able to relocate him by watching KATU, as well as communicating with the station’s assignment desk about the location of the chopper.

“We are genuinely grateful to KATU News for your live coverage of this,” Portland police spokesman Lt. Robert King said.

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