Bank robberies happen every day in the United States, but none are quite as spectacular as one that happened early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. Two masked men with guns kidnapped the manager on Tuesday night, held her captive overnight, and when the Bank of America branch she managed opened on Wednesday morning, they sent her into the bank to clean the place out. But they didn’t send her alone; that’d be too easy. They also didn’t follow her into the bank. Two bank robbers strapped a fake bomb to the bank manager’s stomach to get her to help them rob her bank.
“She was told that it was explosives and she was ordered to go into the bank and take out all the money,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Mike Parker. ”She did do that in fear for her life.”
As it turns out, the woman had no reason to follow along with her kidnappers (aside from freedom, of course). The device strapped to her chest was not a bomb, it just looked like one. That’s probably a wise decision on the part of the robbers, because as we’ve seen in the past, combining bank robberies and bombs is a sure way to get yourself a Darwin Award. The two robbers were last seen driving a two-door car, possibly a Kia.
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