Blotter: Plano Bank Heist Gone Wrong

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    Plano police said two men fled into a nearby neighborhood and took a family hostage after their getaway car broke down. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 5, 2011.

    Getaway Car Breaks Down; Two Nabbed After Robbery
    A bank robbery didn't go as planned for two men in Plano on Friday, police said. Two armed men robbed the Regions Bank in the 4000 block of Preston Road, but their getaway car broke down right outside the bank, investigators said. Police said the men fled into a nearby neighborhood, where they held a couple and their grandchildren hostage, assaulting the grandfather. Police dogs led officers to the home. Officers rushed into the home and arrested one of the men. The second fled but was arrested a short time later. The injured homeowner had minor injuries and is expected to recover. Police have identified one of the two men. Both men will be transferred to the Collin County jail when the other man is identified.
    Gallery: Police Release Plano Bank Robbery Photos

    Police: Bank Robbers Took Homeowner Hostage

    [DFW] Police: Bank Robbers Took Homeowner Hostage
    Plano police said two men fled into a nearby neighborhood and took a family hostage after their getaway car broke down. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    Several Injured in Crash in The Colony
    Several people have been injured in a severe crash near state Highway 121 at Paige Road in The Colony. Initial reports indicate a van carrying seven people, some children, rolled over and ejected one person on the access road to the highway.Two cars at the scene have obvious damage, but what caused the crash is unclear. At least four ambulances were called to the scene.
    Gallery: Several Injured in Crash in The Colony

    Chlorine Leak Fills Carrollton Warehouse
    A chlorine leak filled a Carrollton warehouse on the 1800-block of Kelly Boulevard with a thick haze early Friday.  A sprinkler was set off at about 1 a.m., bringing firefighters to the scene.  Firefighters didn't find any flames, but they did vent the building -- sending a cloud of chlorine into the nighttime air.

    Bank Robbery Ends in Hostage Situation

    [DFW] Bank Robbery Ends in Hostage Situation
    Plano police say a pair of bank robbers are being bars. Their heist ended when their getaway car broke down in a nearby neighborhood and they took two people hostage. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    Man Robs Richardson Bank of America
    The FBI and Richardson police are investigating a robbery at a Bank of America on the 1400-block of E. Spring Valley Road.  Police said it's very early into the investigation, but that a man walked up and handed a note to a teller while showing a weapon. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.  Investigators hope that surveillance video will be able to help identify the man. (When we receive that video, we will add it).

    Man Pulled From 20-Foot Hole
    A man was pulled from a 20-foot hole in northeast Dallas Friday. The 22-year-old man was working on a construction site on the 3500-block of Barnes Bridge Road not far from Ferguson Road and LBJ Freeway when he fell into the hole. Dallas Fire-Rescue was able to strap the man to a backboard and extract him from the hole. He was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas and is listed in stable condition.