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Angeles County | Community News File / Long Beach

2 Gunmen Rob Bank Branch Inside Hospital

July 31, 1998

Two masked gunmen robbed a satellite bank branch inside Long Beach Memorial Medical Center on Thursday morning, police said.

Just minutes after the bank opened at 8:40 a.m., police responded to a robbery call at a branch of Farmers Merchants Bank in an area of the hospital isolated from patients, said Long Beach Police Officer Maria Lopez.

While one suspect stood by, the second ordered the bank manager into the vault and forced him to give up an undisclosed amount of cash, she said.

The suspects, both in their early 20s, ran away on Pasadena Avenue, Lopez said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (562) 570-7464.

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