Cash flies as bank heist suspects in SUV flee across Southern California

Published September 12, 2012

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES –  A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California has come to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out the windows during the chase.

The vehicle became blocked by traffic in South Los Angeles at late morning Wednesday and sheriff’s deputies pulled the men out. A large crowd immediately surrounded the scene.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker tells KCAL-TV that it began with four men committing an armed robbery in the Santa Clarita Valley in northern Los Angeles County.

The robbers fled south and en route two robbers bailed out of the vehicle in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley.

The pursuit took freeways to downtown Los Angeles, where the vehicle exited a freeway and began an erratic route through neighborhoods.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California authorities are chasing a sport utility vehicle with suspects wanted for a bank heist.

In a bizarre scene followed by news helicopters, money has been thrown from the vehicle as it wends its way through South Los Angeles and people have been running into streets as it passes by.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker tells KCAL-TV that it began with four men committing an armed robbery at midmorning Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley in northern Los Angeles County.

The robbers fled south and en route two of the robbers bailed out of the vehicle in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley.

The pursuit took freeways to Pasadena and then downtown Los Angeles, where the vehicle exited a freeway and began an erratic route through neighborhoods.

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