SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Police are searching for one of two suspects who robbed a bank and later stole a car with a woman and two grandchildren inside.

Police say the two suspects first robbed a bank Sunday afternoon in Southington, fleeing from the scene in a red minivan.

The van got a flat tire, and the suspects stopped at a Shell Gas Station. Police were able to catch up with them and arrested one man.

Police say the other suspect stole a white Jeep with a grandmother and her two grandchildren inside.

Police say the suspect later dropped the woman and children off at a commuter lot near Interstate 84. The three were not injured.

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