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California IN BRIEF : RIVERSIDE : Bank Robberies Go Through the Roof

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A record bank robbery rate in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has bank tellers and managers sitting on pins and needles. “I know every time that door opens I (look up) and see who it is that just walked in the door,” said Linda McCown, Coast Savings branch manager in Sun City. There have been more than 140 bank robberies in the two counties, well above the previous record of 90 in 1988. The 20 robberies committed in November was a monthly high, and nine more have occurred this month.


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