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East LA 2012 bizarre bank robbery: Ex-couple found guilty

The sheriff's department robot was sent to the Bank of America to inspect a device following a bank robbery in East Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

March 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former couple was found guilty Monday of using a fake pipe bomb to mastermind a bizarre bank robbery in East Los Angeles in 2012.

Former Bank of America assistant manager Aurora Barrera and ex-boyfriend Ray Vega could be sentenced to 30 years each behind bars.

On Monday, both were found guilty on numerous charges including conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery with a special allegation of assault by use of a a dangerous weapon.

The former couple stole more than a half-million dollars, much of it which remains missing.

Barrera is free on bond. Vega remains in custody.

The former couple is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19.

CNS contributed to this report.