California bank robbers litter streets with money during police pursuit

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:37 EDT
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Alleged bank robbers throw money onto a Los Angeles street during a police chase. Photo: Screenshot via KTLA.com.
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A hair-raising Los Angeles police chase ended Wednesday with a mob surrounding a group of alleged bank robbers who were seen throwing armloads of cash from their vehicle as they fled.

It began around 10 a.m., when four men allegedly robbed a Bank of America in Santa Clarita, according to The Los Angeles Times. Police said two of the suspects bailed out and fled on foot during the chase that ensued, and apparently escaped.

Two other drivers sped through downtown Los Angeles throwing wads of money from their vehicle. The chase finally came to an end an hour later when hundreds of people surrounded the vehicle and it was forced to stop.

Footage shot by local news helicopters shows eager people running out into the streets, even in front of speeding police cars, to scoop up as much of the stolen money as possible.

Nobody was injured during the hour-long chase.

This video is from KTLA 5 in Los Angeles, broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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