AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A bank robber made it outside the front doors of the bank Friday. But not far beyond that.

The 27-year-old black male tried to flee when he recognized police, an Aurora Police Department spokesman said. But “several instances of use of force” occurred to take the suspect into custody.

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The suspect’s identity is not being released as investigators look into possible connections with other robberies.

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Aurora PD Officer Kenneth Forrest would not discuss details of the use of force tactics used by police. APD was initiating a separate investigation to study what happened as per protocol.

Forrest did say the suspect was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.

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Aurora dispatch received a robbery alarm from the Chase Bank at 1627 S. Havana at 5:07 p.m. Friday.

Forrest said several officers were already in close proximity to the bank when they were alerted to the incident.

The robber allegedly passed a note to a teller requesting money, and was armed.

Aurora PD is jointly investigating the robbery with Rocky Mountain Safe Street Task Force.

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