Bank Robbers Toss Cash; South L.A. ‘Stimulus Package’


Police in Los Angeles say citizens who scooped up cash tossed from a moving car by pair of bank robbery suspects should do the right thing and turn it in, reports the city’s Times. They said it is a crime to keep the money and that they would use video footage to try to identify people. “It’s our neighborhood stimulus package!” laughed Diane Dorsey, who watched the bedlam unfold from her front yard.

The made-for-Hollywood chase began 40 miles to the north in Santa Clarita, when four armed men held up a Bank of America branch shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday and fled in a black Volvo SUV that had been reported stolen hours earlier, police said. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department quickly located the suspects and began to pursue them. As the men sped through congested residential neighborhoods with more than a dozen vehicles and a police helicopter in pursuit, someone in the back seat of the car threw out a wad of bills that fluttered to the pavement.

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