Transcript for Robbers Strap 'Bomb' to Bank Manager
It reads like a scene out of a hollywood heist, but it played out in real life in los angeles today, two men in ski mask, armed and dangerous, they kidnap the bank manager and strap what the woman is told a bomb to her waist. Here's abc's nick watt. Reporter: East long, 9:30, this man walks into a bank and tells the bank that she has a bomb strauped to her. She was told it was explosive and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all the money. Reporter: She told police, the robbers kidnapped her last night and force herd to play that terrifying participate in that audacious heist. That is the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. The bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. The bomb squad managed to remove the device from the bank manager. They detonated it. Still unclear whether that device was genuine or fake. S there echoes of that fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into eye a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck. The bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he was in on that plot. This morning, the bank manager said she feared for her lifend just did exactly as she was told. She took the money out of the bank and threw it out the door to the bank robbers. Reporter: Two bank robbers who never set foot inside the building, escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. Nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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