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Pursuit of Fleeing Bank Robbers Leads to Massive Shutdown on 110 Freeway for Car-to-Car Search

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Traffic on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles came to a complete standstill this afternoon as authorities conducted a vehicle-to-vehicle search for suspected bank robbers and the bags of cash they took.

Thanks to a tracking device slipped into the bags of cash heisted by at least two suspects who held up a Moreno Valley credit union at around 9:20 this morning, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies were able to trace the bucks into Los Angeles County as the robbers drove away, reports City News Service.

At just before 1 p.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol halted all traffic headed northbound on the 110 Freeway near Manchester Avenue. CHP officers and Sheriff's deputies then went from car to car on foot and with guns drawn to isolate in which vehicle the stolen money was riding.

Traffic was, as expected, severely impacted to accommodate the search.

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Authorities ultimately honed in on the device in one of the stopped vehicles. They removed the cash bags and took the two occupants of the car into custody.

Shortly after, traffic was released on the 110 Freeway.

Here's raw video of the freeway search posted by NBC Los Angeles:

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