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Bank manager forced to wear bomb

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was called to a Bank of America branch where a robbery occurred Wednesday morning in East Los Angeles. A manager at the bank was strapped with an apparent explosive device and forced to help two men rob her own bank. She followed instructions to throw the money out the bank’s door. The robbers escaped. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Bomb squad members kneel in the street in front of a Bank of America branch where a robbery occurred Wednesday morning in East Los Angeles. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The bomb squad works to detonate the alleged explosive device. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Bomb squad personnel carry what is believed to be a sand bag into the Bank of America branch in East Los Angeles where a robbery occurred Wednesday morning. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
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