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Traffic on LA freeway stopped for robbery search

Posted: December 21, 2012 2:36 p.m.
Updated: December 21, 2012 2:36 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officers halted traffic on a Los Angeles freeway Friday to search for fleeing robbery suspects after realizing a bag of stolen money contained a tracking device, authorities said.

Local television stations showed a large group of vehicles stopped on the northbound lanes of Interstate 110 in Hawthorne, south of Los Angeles. Sheriff's deputies were searching vehicles and took several men into custody from one car.

The freeway was under a full closure south of that area while the search was under way, said Sgt. Denise Joslin, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman.

Three armed men robbed a credit union in Moreno Valley, in neighboring Riverside County, at 9:20 a.m. and fled, said Sgt. Lisa McConnell, a Riverside County sheriff's spokeswoman.

A signal revealed that the tracking device was in roughly the same area as the freeway closure, she said, but she could not confirm the men seen being taken into custody were the bank robbery suspects. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Lillian Peck referred questions to Riverside County officials but said two LA sheriff's stations were assisting with the search.

Joslin, with the CHP, estimated that traffic was backed up at least a mile on the Friday afternoon before a long holiday weekend.

At one point, cars entering the freeway began to back up on an on-ramp to avoid getting trapped.

The lanes reopened and traffic began flowing again shortly after 1 p.m.

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