Robbery suspect crashes near hospital during pursuit - - Columbia, South Carolina

Robbery suspect crashes near hospital during pursuit

(Source: Taylor Kearns) (Source: Taylor Kearns)

A robbery suspect is in custody after leading law enforcement officers on a chase Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the Richland County Sheriff's Department said the unidentified man is accused of snatching a woman's purse at BI-LO, which is located in the 3300 block of Broad River Road.

Following the report of the robbery, deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's car.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed on Sunset Dr. near Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

The man was arrested shortly after the wreck.

Authorities have not yet released the suspect's identity.

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