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California Customers Disarm Would-Be Bank Robber

March 09, 2010  | 

David Jones was chatting with a manager at a Farmers & Merchants Bank in Long Beach on Friday when a man wearing a red motorcycle helmet and a black leather outfit barreled through the door, pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Jones froze. People began screaming and falling to the floor. In the chaos, Jones watched as another male customer grabbed the suspect and wrestled his gun away.

Jones quickly realized the customer had been shot in the thigh, and the suspect was wiggling away, so he jumped on top of the man. His hand brushed against another gun underneath the suspect's jacket and he threw the weapon across the floor.

Three people, including the suspect, Robert Gordon Lockwood, 51, of Long Beach, were shot and wounded during the botched robbery, said Lisa Massacani, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. It's unclear how each of the victims or Lockwood were shot, authorities said.

Read Full Story at LATimes.com

Tags: Bank Robberies, Long Beach (Calif.) PD, Citizen Involvement


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Bob@Az. @ 9/2/2012 10:52 PM

Two Heroes from a herd of sheep! If this pos hadn't been stopped many more would have been injured, as the second gun attests to. Mr.Jones and the first unnamed Hero are to be applauded for bravery.

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