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Tucson police arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a bank this morning, officials say.

Shortly before 10 a.m., officers responded to calls of a robbery at the Commerce Bank of America, 3805 East Broadway Boulevard, near South Alvernon Way, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The suspects fled the scene in a car, Dugan said.

As the suspects were driving, police were able to locate their vehicle. The suspects' vehicle crashed into a different car on the roadway, according to Dugan. 

The three suspects proceeded to flee the scene on foot. Dugan said that one suspect was detained and taken to a hospital with minor injuries. 

The other two suspects fled into a nearby neighborhood, which was temporarily put on lock down, Dugan said.

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Officers searched the neighborhood and, with help of a police canine, were able to find the second suspect. According to Dugan, the dog bit the suspect.

Shortly after, the third suspect was also found in the neighborhood. 

No injuries were reported in the bank and there is currently no information regarding injuries of the people in the car that the suspects crashed into. 

Drivers should avoid the area surrounding Alvernon Way and 5th Street. 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott