May 7, 2014 3:31 PM
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with the Yuba City Police Department that the person shot after sending officers on a high speed pursuit is the man bag bandit.
The man is identified as 43 year old Christopher George Louk, who had been living in the Sacramento area for the past several months.
Louk is suspected of committing the two robberies in Yuba City and another bank robbery at the RaboBank in Chico.
It started around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, when a Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy saw a man in the area of 8th and Willow St., in Marysville, whose appearance matched photos taken at the robbery scenes.
The deputy lost sight of the man as he turned his car around to enter Willow St. where he last saw the man. He located him in the driver’s seat of a parked SUV in a bank parking lot.
The man drove away and the deputy followed, requesting back up.
They traveled south on East Street, over the bridge and the deputy, along with a Marysville Police Officer attempted a traffic stop. The car sped away and the deputy initiated the pursuit.
The chase went south on Hwy 70 to the Plumas Lake Blvd exit, turned to re-enter the highway northbound, but went over the embankment and into a field. The suspect drove through the field to Algodon Rd., then north on Arboga Rd.
The suspect’s vehicle became stuck and gunfire was exchanged between two Yuba County Deputies and the suspect until it was determined the man was no longer moving.
The suspect was injured and emergency medical procedures were performed, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m.
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