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LA robbery suspect dies while trying to get away

Police investigate a robbery suspect's truck in Los Angeles. The suspect apparently died while trying to flee after stealing a woman's purse.

August 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A robbery suspect died while trying to get away, and investigators in Studio City are now looking into the death.

Detectives say the 53-year-old man stole a purse at Lankershim Boulevard and Campo De Cahuenga. He then ran to his truck and drove off.

About a block away, the truck veered off the road and hit a wooden post. When police arrived, the suspect was dead.

The coroner will conduct an investigation to figure out exactly how the man died. The purse was found in the truck.


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