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Cleveland Police led the way in a high-speed chase Wednesday when an officer spotted a vehicle supposedly used in an armed robbery in Greenville.

According to a press release from Assistant Chief Michael Merchant of the Greenville Police Department, officers were dispatched at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday to Southern Bancorp, located at 1868 Highway 1 South.

Upon arrival they spoke with personnel on duty that advised they had just been robbed.

They said one black male entered the bank with a handgun and demanded the money from the drawer.

Officers were told an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the bank and the suspect fled on foot towards the rear of Kroger.

During the investigation it was determined the possible suspect vehicle was a maroon Chevrolet SUV and the information was broadcast to all local law enforcement agencies.

The Greenville Police Department was contacted by Cleveland Police Department, which advised they were in pursuit with a vehicle matching the description that was given.

Cleveland Police Department advised the pursuit eventually ended in Tunica and there was an exchange of gunfire with the suspect and law enforcement.

The suspect was transported to a hospital in Memphis, TN.

Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham said the investigation had been turned over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.

According to the Greenville Police Department, no injuries were reported from the bank and the status of the suspect is not known.

No officers were injured.

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