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TROUTMAN, N.C. -- A man escaped Tuesday after allegedly attempting to open a fraudulent bank account and leading a police chase through Iredell County.

Police responded to BB&T Bank on Wagner Street for a fraud call around 1 p.m.

Investigators say the man tried to open an account with a stolen New Jersey ID. As officers arrived, he allegedly hopped into his BMW and drove off at a high rate of speed.

The man is accused of leading a pursuit from Highway 21 to I-77. Police lost the vehicle around exit 36.

The car is described as a green BMW 5 Series, possibly with Georgia plates.

Bank employees say the man has a Caribbean accent.

One officer was hurt during the incident when the man fled the bank.

Anyone with information should call the Troutman Police Department at 704-528-7610.

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