EDISON - A chase through three New Jersey counties began with a bank robbery in Edison Friday morning.
Police say 55-year-old Carmine Mauro robbed the Investors Savings Bank on Amboy Avenue just after 10:30 a.m.
The suspect fled in a green minivan toward Woodbridge Avenue and headed onto the New Jersey Turnpike, where local and state police cruisers followed him through Union and Essex.
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Officers from the Port Authority and Newark police also took part in the chase.
The chase finally came to an end in Elizabeth at around 11:15 a.m. when the suspect's car jumped a concrete median on Routes 1 & 9, striking two police vehicles.
George Iacobelli was working at Alamo Rent-a-Car and saw the chase come to a crashing halt. "The guy is going northbound. He decides to go southbound in oncoming traffic. Right into the hands of the police officer," he says.
The suspect was arrested and is currently being treated for his injuries at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. One officer suffered minor injuries.
It is the second time that the bank has been robbed in the last two weeks, though it's not clear if it was the same robber.
Mauro is charged with robbery and eluding police.
The FBI is assisting Edison police with the investigation.