Suspect breaks into apartment while trying to elude police

A suspect led police on a wild chase across the valley.

It started at a Scottsdale bank and ended up in a Tempe man's apartment. Now the resident is talking about his home being turned into a suspected bank robbers hideaway.

The suspect forced his way into the apartment, breaking the door, and leaving a trail of damage inside.

A Tempe man rushed home Wednesday morning after his neighbor called him and told him there were dozens of officers with their guns drawn surrounding his apartment.

It turned out a suspected bank robber broke into his home while he was at work.

"It still boggles my mind, and I'm still taken aback by it," said the resident.

The man who lived at the home did not want to be identified. He wasn't home when a bank robber on the run tried to use his apartment as a hiding place.

But before Christopher Foster got to the apartment, police say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank on 90th Street and Mountain View in Scottsdale.

Police say Foster handed the teller a note demanding money and stating he had a gun.

The teller handed over the cash and Foster took off. Police started chasing him, and he didn't go far. 

Authorities tracked him to a Tempe apartment complex where he tried to hide. Residents got a scary knock on their door. 

"All you hear is "Police, open up the door," we open up and they're storming the place next door... all of a sudden cops come in with guns, and they said relax, we're looking for somebody," said Charna Foley.

The suspect ditched his car at the apartment complex and tried to break into several homes. When he couldn't, he jumped a fence, got into the apartment complex, and was able to find a door he could kick open.

"The security door, I don't have a deadbolt lock on it, so I cannot lock it from the outside," said the resident.

Police say Foster was in the home for several minutes, then tried to escape from his hideout through a bedroom window. That is where police caught up with him.

Foster is now facing some serious charges including armed robbery, felony flight, and burglary.
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