A man is behind bars following a bank robbery and a high speed chase yesterday.

The Old National Bank on Westnedge in Portage was held up yesterday but police say a dye pack in the stolen money exploded.

Witnesses were able to describe the getaway car and Deputies chased it on I-94 into Van Buren County where the tires were blown out with stop sticks.

The suspect surrendered after officers surrounded him; he was then taken back to the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Police say they believe the man may be responsible for the robbery in Oshtemo last Monday and another one in South Haven Friday.