It began as just another gorgeous L. De Lucca, the president of the International Assn. Like the LAPD, agencies began upgrading weapons for their patrol officers, giving them high-powered rifles that are now common in police cars. Greg Meyer, who is considered an expert in police tactics and training, said North Hollywood is still mentioned in police classrooms across the country as a landmark moment for law enforcement. Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer , who was then a councilman, said the shootout was the catalyst for a raft of local gun control laws he pushed through, including a ban on high-capacity magazines, a limit of one firearm purchase per month and the creation of an ammunition log. As a result, the suspects, who were attired in body armor, were distracted and their escape attempt was obstructed.
Forty-Four Minutes of Mayhem: Recounting The North Hollywood Bank Robbery of 1997
List of bank robbers and robberies - Wikipedia
This is a list of bank robberies , bank robbers and gangs involved in bank robberies. On the night of October 31, , robbers entered the safety deposit boxes of SKB Bank Societe Generale in Ljubljana through the main door and deactivated the alarm system. In March two robbers were arrested. One of them was a security guard at the bank. At least one robber is still free.
Bank Robbers Were Members of One of Stockton's Most Violent Gangs, Cops Say
Unfortunately, the suspect was not found. The Grover Beach Police Department tweeted two photos of the suspect taken from a surveillance camera inside the bank. They say the incident happened at about a. Grand Avenue. The suspect is described as an Asian man in his mid's to mid's, bald head, wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black BDU style pants, black and white tennis shoes, and armed with a handgun.
While investigators are still trying to determine why the suspects allegedly ended up taking three hostages -- one of whom later died along with two of the three gunmen -- after robbing the bank on Wednesday, police spokesman Joe Silva said Thursday that the suspects came armed for a fight and were ready to mix it up with police at the slightest provocation. Silva declined to identify the gang, but at a later news conference police said it was the "Norteno" street gang. Police in Stockton have been targeting the gang -- a local group affiliated with the dominant Latino gang in Northern California -- for years.