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Woman Bank Robber Kills Security Guard Crime: She flees with two accomplices who take an unknown amount of money.
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: DILLOW, GORDON
Date: Jul 21, 1994
Start Page: 1
Section: Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk
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It was the 787th bank robbery so far this year in the seven-county Los Angeles area, described by law enforcement officials as "the bank robbery capital of the world." FBI spokesman John Hoos said it was the 120th "takeover" bank robbery-in which everyone in the bank is held at gunpoint.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, Officer Lorie Taylor, said investigators are assuming that the person involved in the Home Bank robbery was in fact a woman and not a disguised man. Police, FBI officials and victim counselors said at least 20 people, mostly employees, were in the bank when the robbery and shooting occurred. The female robber, dressed in a green jumpsuit, shouted that a robbery was under way.

[Juan A. Corona-Garcia] began struggling with the woman robber and a gun went off, hitting him in the left side of the neck, Hoos said. Hoos said it is believed the gun was Corona-Garcia's, but police would not confirm that. The robbers then fled.

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