DAPHNE-A bank robbery suspect leads police on a chase over Mobile Bay but he ended up being captured. It all happened yesterday afternoon. Police say a man entered the Regions Bank on Highway 98 in Daphne, right across from the police station, showed the teller a weapon and demanded cash. Investigators say the suspect, Donald K. Smith, took the cash from the teller and took off.
Smith had parked his car behind the bank in a neighborhood. A description of the suspect and his vehicle was broadcast and a Daphne Patrol Officer located the vehicle on US Hwy 98. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle. Then they say Smith lead police on a high speed chase across the Bayway into Mobile. The chase ended in Mobile near the Duval Street exit off I-10.
All the money was recovered from Smith’s truck. Smith confessed to the robbery when interviewed by the FBI and Daphne Police investigators.