Armed Bank Robbery Suspects Throw Cash Out Window During Dangerous Pursuit [UPDATED]
At least two bank robbery suspects led authorities on a dangerous car chase all over the Los Angeles area this morning, and were seen attempting to create diversion by tossing cash out of the vehicle windows.
Four suspects in total were thought to be involved in the armed robbery this morning at a Santa Clarita Bank of America. They were stopped twice in the Sylmar area by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies, and two suspects bailed out of the dark-colored SUV during one of the stops. One or two suspects are thought to be in the vehicle currently, which traveled from the SCV into Pasadena, onto the 110 Freeway, and into South Los Angeles.
The car came close several times to striking pedestrians, and drove on the sidewalk.
A law enforcement rep told KTLA during a live broadcast that the suspects "may run out of money, but [the LASD will] not run out of deputies [or] helicopters."
UPDATE 11:23 A.M.: The chase came to an end, and a massive crowd has gathered at the scene of where the SUV came to a stop. The suspects are being taken into custody.
2:00 PM: One suspect who fled in Sylmar has been arrested. Plus: People Taking Cash Thrown By Robbers During Car Chase Grateful for 'stimulus package'