Atascadero man steals police car for bank robbery get away
August 11, 2012
An Atascadero man allegedly robbed a Chase Bank in Santa Maria, fought with an officer and stole a Santa Maria police car before injuring several people in a series of collisions. [KSBY]
Phillip Craig Bailey, 43, allegedly told the teller at the Chase Bank on Broadway Street that he had a weapon and demanded money. After leaving the bank Bailey attempted to carjack several vehicles before a Santa Maria police officer confronted him.
Bailey and the officer got into a physical altercation which ended when Bailey jumped into the officer’s cruiser and drove away dragging the officer down the street, KSBY said.
While trying to flee, Bailey collided with a truck before hitting two parked cars and a pedestrian injuring three people.
Santa Maria police arrested Bailey on charges of bank robbery, carjacking and attempted carjacking.