Suspects Escape in LA Bank Heist

    Los Angeles Police bomb squad members check for explosive devices outside a Bank of America branch in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.  Authorities say two gunmen kidnapped a bank manager, held her overnight and strapped a device to her stomach before robbing a Bank of America. The woman was told by the robbers the device was an explosive. The woman then had employees take money from the bank and put it outside. The suspects remain at large (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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    The hunt is on in Los Angeles for two gunmen who escaped law enforcement after mounting a heist ripped straight from a Hollywood script. The robbers allegedly kidnapped a bank manager from in front of her home and strapped what they claimed was a bomb to the woman’s stomach, then ordered her to tell the bank’s employees to “take out all the money.” Los Angeles police had not reported any arrests by late on Wednesday. After Los Angeles County bomb squad personnel responded and worked to disable the device, they found that it was not an explosive, investigators said.

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