SALISBURY (CBS) – Police are searching for a robbery suspect who escaped after crashing during a chase in Salisbury on Monday. Brandon Simmons, 34, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, is wanted for burglaries in York, Maine and Newburyport.
Salisbury police officer stopped Simmons in a truck just before 5 p.m. Simmons allegedly hit the officer in the face before speeding off.
The police began to chase Simmons and were joined by Seabrook and Massachusetts State Police officers. Simmons fled on foot after the truck he was driving collided with a pickup truck on Route 110 in Salisbury.
Police said the chase ended before the accident happened. The driver of the truck the truck collided with was taken to Anna Jack Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police searched for the suspect in the 1st Street and Pleasant Street area. Residents are asked to be vigilant and to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious.
Police in York, Maine, said the suspect told staff at Bangor Savings Bank that he had a bomb in his possession during the robbery on Monday morning.
After the incident, the Massachusetts State Police Explosive Squad searched the truck and a hotel room associated with the suspect and no explosives were found.
The suspect is described as a white man about six feet tall and slim build, wearing a gray, black and blue camouflage shirt, black pants, a dark mask, a ski cap and gloves.
It is also possible that the suspect is linked to the CVS pharmacy robbery in Newburyport on Saturday.