LA Bank Robbers Hurl Cash From Car

Scramble for cash slows down cops in pursuit
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2012 2:33 AM CDT
"Kids were smiling like it was Christmas," said one witness.   (AP Photo/KNBC-TV)
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(Newser) – There was mayhem on the streets of South LA yesterday as suspected bank robbers repeatedly threw cash from a speeding SUV during an 80-minute police chase. "It's our neighborhood stimulus package," quipped one woman as hundreds of people scrambled for the cash in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods, blocking police cars pursuing the suspects, reports the Los Angeles Times. "Kids were smiling like it was Christmas," says another witness. The chase came to an end and two men suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch were busted after the SUV became trapped behind a truck. Police have told people who grabbed the cash to return it, warning that they will try to identify people from video footage. (Read more Los Angeles stories.)

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