- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say a robbery suspect fleeing officers crashed his van into backyard swimming pool before taking off on foot.

Gianni Mazza pleaded not guilty to charges including attempting to commit a crime and resisting arrest at his arraignment Wednesday in Malden District Court. A judge set bail at $100,000.

Authorities say the Peabody man was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Everett late Tuesday night.

Police in Revere say they spotted the suspect’s van, and he went down a dead end street where he crashed through a fence and into the pool.

He allegedly ran away but was apprehended just after midnight Wednesday hiding behind an oil company in Revere.

He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation before being turned over to Everett police.

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