09-06-2012, 12:39 AM #1
CA - bank robbed; device strapped to manager
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two masked gunmen kidnapped a bank manager, strapped what they said was a bomb to her midsection and forced her to order employees to "take out all the money" from her Bank of America branch when it opened Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The bank robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but no one was injured in the heist. A Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad disabled the device, but investigators said it wasn't an explosive.
No arrests have been made.........
The two men, who were armed with handguns and wore ski masks, took off in a two-door car, possibly a Kia, and remain at large........
It's unclear if the woman knew the robbers. Investigators are trying to determine if there were any video surveillance cameras that captured the incident.
More at link....
09-06-2012, 10:33 AM #2
Suspects sought after Hollywood-style bank heist
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist in which they strapped what they said was a bomb to the bank manager's midsection and forced her to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch.
The bank robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Bank of America when it opened Wednesday morning, but no one was injured in the robbery. No arrests had been announced by late Wednesday night.
The bank manager was snatched in front of her home Wednesday morning, said sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker.........
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09-07-2012, 11:35 PM #3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities investigating a bizarre bank heist on Thursday searched the home of a bank manager who was told to strap what she believed was a bomb to her midsection and was forced to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch..............
Boxes of evidence were removed from the bank employee's home, according to Lt. Neal Mongan of Huntington Park police, whose detectives are leading the kidnapping portion of the probe........
Investigators initially said they didn't believe the manager knew the robbers but they have conducted interviews to ensure she wasn't connected to the crime.
Authorities haven't said how the bank manager was targeted by the robbers. Investigators are trying to determine if there were any video surveillance cameras that captured the incident. They added that no further information about the bank video or 911 calls were being released..............
09-08-2012, 12:28 PM #4Registered User
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This reminded me of the guy who had the bomb strapped to his neck and was forced to rob a bank.
Worldest Wildest Police Videos has the video, and it was a real bomb. When it went off there was literally nothing left of that area of his body.
I wonder if this woman remembered that? How terrifying.
01-22-2013, 04:06 PM #5
Had been wondering about this case and it seems the manager was not involved:
Abducted Bank Manager’s Boyfriend Arrested In Connection With Brazen Robbery
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police said Wednesday they have made an arrest in connection with the Sept. 5 robbery of a Bank of America branch in East Los Angeles — a man believed to be the boyfriend of the abducted bank manager who was forced to rob her own bank.
Ray Vega, 33, an Arizona resident, was arrested Sept. 6 and booked on suspicion of conspiracy and robbery, Huntington Park police Lt. Neal Mongan said. Vega has since been released after posting $100,000 bail..............
The kidnapped woman, who was uninjured but distraught, was questioned by police detectives and FBI agents.............
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