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Bank robbery, suspicious package close Van Nuys intersection

The intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street was closed to traffic while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package left at a Chase Bank branch after a bank robbery there.
June 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street was closed to traffic while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package left at a Chase Bank branch after a bank robbery there.

A white male suspect standing 5 feet 6 inches tall wearing a black suit and a pink shirt robbed the bank at about 2:25 p.m.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. He claimed he was armed with explosives. As the suspect departed, he left behind a briefcase or package. An LAPD bomb squad was called in to investigate.


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