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Bank Robbers Kidnap Branch Manager, Strap Bomb To Her Back During Robbery

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Police and FBI agents are looking for a pair of men accused of kidnapping a Bank of America manager last night, and then sending her into a bank branch this morning with a bomb strapped to her.The woman showed up with a bomb (or something like it) strapped to her back and instructions to toss cash out the door of a bank branch in East Los Angeles around 8:30 am this morning, according to City News Service. The two suspects fled the scene in a Kia that may be white.

Sheriff's deputies managed to take the supposed bomb off the woman's back and detonate it around 9:45 am this morning. A local school was put on lockdown, CNS reported.

The woman was uninjured during the ordeal although she was obviously very badly shaken. She was kidnapped from her Huntington Park home last night and held against her will. Her captors were described only as black men who wore masks. At least one of them had a gun, sheriff's deputies told CNS.

Spokesman Mike Parker with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departmant said the crooks got away with "a decent amount of money" but didn't say how much.