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Hunt for bank robbers leads to mall

Police officers pat down customers at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall as the search for at least two more bank robbery suspects continues. (Karen Tapia-Andersen)
A person is detained by officers at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall as police continue to search for the robbers of the Downey Savings & Loan in Costa Mesa. (Karen Tapia-Andersen)
A black SUV that was apparently carrying the suspects in the Costa Mesa bank robbery crashed into a palm tree near the Baldwin Hills mall about 10:30 a.m., police said. The suspects, all clad in black, then fled on foot into the mall. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Officers lock down the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall to search for at least two bank robbery suspects. Two other suspects were arrested this morning. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Customers outside the Crenshaw Plaza mall wait for police authorization to leave the premises. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
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