3 arrested after allegedly robbing bank then calling taxi

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Two people were arrested after they called a taxi cab after reportedly robbing a Salmon Creek credit union, sheriff's deputies said.

The robbery happened at 2:30 p.m. at I.Q. Credit Union, 13505 N.E. 10th Ave. The suspects presented a demand note and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

They fled the bank, as several witnesses followed the suspects and watched them climb into a Radio Cab taxi van, deputies said.

Liquor control agents, in the area on an unrelated situation, were alerted to the robbery by witnesses. The agents followed the taxi south on Interstate 5 until state troopers and sheriff's deputies joined the pursuit.

One lane of Interstate 5 was shut down just near the Northeast 78th Street exit, as deputies stopped the taxi.

Two men and a woman were taken into custody, deputies said. The taxi driver was not believed to have been involved in the alleged robbery.

The names of the suspects were not provided by the sheriff's office.