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Photos: LAPD Conducts A 'Spiderman' Sweep On Hollywood Boulevard

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Yesterday was a bad day to be dressed up as Spiderman on Hollywood Boulevard.

Friday morning a masked superhero snatched a paper bag filled with $6,000 in cash and credit card information from an employee walking out of headquarters from the Starlines Tour Bus company. Yesterday the LAPD conducted a sweep of the costumed characters that hang out near the crime scene at Hollywood and Highland, according to NBC Los Angeles. A watch commander told Pacific Coast News that the incident happened around 8 am on Friday.

Photos from Pacific Coast News show that a few men dressed up like Spiderman were patted down. Marilyn Monroe got questioned, too. Characters dressed up as Superman, Batman and Catwoman all promised to keep their eyes out for the suspect.

Police told NBC no arrests have been made, although photographs show that one Spiderman impersonator was taken into the back of a squad car. This isn't the first time a character dressed up as Spiderman on Hollywood Boulevard broke the law.

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