Harrison Township — Two men believed to have robbed a bank late Monday morning didn’t get far before being grabbed by deputies from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at about 11:16 a.m. when two men entered a Comerica Bank located in the 34300 block of Jefferson.

Authorities said at least one of the men was armed with a handgun. Bank patrons were ordered to the floor before the suspects escaped with a large sum of money.

The two men — whom police described as residents of Detroit, ages 25 and 27 — made their getaway in a brown, full-sized van. Patrol cars converging on the scene spotted the van entering the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 at Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile).

Deputies attempted to stop the van, which temporarily rolled to a stop, before speeding off again. The van continued on westbound I-94 before it was stopped just north of the Little Mack exit.

The driver of the van fled from the scene on foot, scaling a retaining wall and crossing the eastbound lanes of the freeway.

But it was for naught, once the deputies Tasered him and took him into custody. The second suspect was arrested without incident.

All the money was recovered and no one was injured in the robbery.

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