Attempted Bank Robbery In My Neck Of The Woods Today

Attempted Bank Robbery In My Neck Of The Woods Today

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    Attempted Bank Robbery In My Neck Of The Woods Today

    For such a small town, TONS of LEO's at this one. Notice I say "Attempted" bank robbery? UPDATED: Suspect in serious condition after standoff in Burney U.S. Bank robbery Redding Record Searchlight
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    If I lived there, I would be watching for any unknown people floating around town later on.

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    Buy those two deputies a beer for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liljake82 View Post
    Buy those two deputies a beer for me.
    I think their administrative leave ought to come with at least a 12 pk. each. That's a bad place to rob a bank. If the LEO's didn't show up when they did, I'm sure there was at least 10 to 20 guys with deer rifles not too far away. And "not too far away" for these guys is around 400 yards. Bad idea moron. I'm glad the innocent people didn't get hurt! I guess we chalk this one up as +2 for the LEO's!
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    That's relatively close. Nice to hear when they get their man.
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    Good response with a good ending.

    +1 on plenty of hunters being in the area as well.
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    Wow good job,I will never forget the Texas "Tower" shootout when 1 guy started shooting at people,and not only cops showed up but regular citisens pulled out their rifles and were shooting back alongside the cops,
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    Just a little update on the bank robbery. I heard on the news that the BG died today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Just a little update on the bank robbery. I heard on the news that the BG died today.
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    Bank robbers often pick rural and small town banks because they believe that they will have a better chance at escape. A rural bank 15 miles from here was hit yesterday.

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    BG apparently suicidal with a S&W .50 "hand cannon"

    Calif. officer's single shot killed bank robber who held hostages - "This was a clear, calculated ambush situation for officers and deputies," Redding police Lt. Scott Mayberry said

    Calif. officer's single shot killed bank robber who held hostages"This was a clear, calculated ambush situation for officers and deputies," Redding police Lt. Scott Mayberry said

    BURNEY, Calif. Police are calling a 47-year-old Burney man's shooting spree from inside a bank an orchestrated attack that left them no choice but to fire back.

    "This was a clear, calculated ambush situation for officers and deputies," Redding police Lt. Scott Mayberry said Wednesday at a news conference.

    Though many details are still unclear because bank tellers remained traumatized and the two customers the man shot have been in surgery, police say this is what they know:

    With his pockets stuffed with .50-caliber handgun ammo and carrying a bag filled with dozens of 9 mm rounds, the gunman walked into the U.S. Bank on Main Street in Burney at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday.

    He pointed a semi-automatic pistol at a customer's head and pulled the trigger.

    The gun misfired.


    Still without saying a word, the gunman pulled back the slide on the black 9 mm Smith & Wesson and fired again, shooting Timothy Kersten, 53, of Burney in the mouth.

    Remarkably, Kersten didn't die.

    Instead, bleeding from a wound in his neck, the Burney dentist managed to walk out of the bank. Witnesses said later that he appeared calm or in shock.

    Kersten got into his car and began driving west toward Redding. He was hoping to make it to an emergency room.

    He got only as far as the Burney fire station, just a few hundred feet down the street. Firefighters took him to a Redding hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

    Shooting Kersten was just the start.

    Next the gunman walked up to a teller and told her to give him some money.

    She did.

    Then he asked the terrified teller whether she had activated the bank's holdup alarm.

    She said no. He told her to push it.


    At some point around the time the alarm went off, the gunman fired again at another customer, Gloria Brown, 68, hitting her in the wrist with a 9 mm bullet.

    The Burney woman would lie bleeding for three hours until two sheriff's deputies took the gunman down.

    Brown also was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

    The first officer to arrive in response to the bank alarm was Shasta County sheriff's Sgt. Marc St. Clair. He got there within minutes.

    Shots from the gunman's silver .50-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver boomed, breaking out the bank's glass storefront and hitting St. Clair's truck.

    St. Clair immediately called for backup, and dozens of on- and off-duty deputies, Redding police and California Highway Patrol officers flooded the town. They were joined by agents with the U.S. Forest Service, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the FBI.

    (Tree cops!)

    As action inside the bank escalated, one employee inside was in the middle of a conference call with co-workers at its Redding office.

    The co-workers heard gunshots over the telephone and notified authorities.

    The employee on the telephone locked herself in the bank's ATM room, where she called 911 and gave dispatchers information about how many people were inside the bank and other details.

    Meanwhile, as backup and SWAT team members from Redding continued to arrive, the gunman fired at least two more volleys through the front window.

    The bullets from the cannonlike .50-caliber ripped 2-inch entrance holes in the sheet-metal bodies of patrol cars.

    In total, at least 21 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition were fired. He shot the 9 mm at least 11 times.

    The volleys disrupted noontime business at the Hovis Ace Hardware next door to the bank, said Darrin Kaczorowski, 42, the store's manager.

    "We heard all the gunshots," he said. "(They were) pretty good pops."

    He said he, a worker and four or five customers took cover inside the store after locking the front and back doors during the standoff. Later, he opened the doors to let police move through the building to get into position around the bank.

    Given the danger to officers and the public, SWAT team members were ordered to fire if they had a clear shot that wouldn't hurt any of the women inside.

    The opportunity came after 3 p.m.

    Two sheriff's SWAT deputies saw the suspect through a window. He was moving aggressively toward the women. They fired at him at least three times. One shot hit him in the chest.

    SWAT medics, including armed volunteer Dr. Jesse Wells, were among the dozens of officers who responded to the bank.

    He treated the gunman's wound and continued to treat him in the ambulance that drove him to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. The medics also patched up Brown before she was taken to Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.

    Bad weather prevented using a helicopter to move the wounded to the hospital.

    Officials say it's doubtful a medical flight would have made much difference to the gunman as his wound appeared to be mortal.

    He died Tuesday evening at Mercy.

    An autopsy report Wednesday afternoon listed the man's cause of death as a single shot to his chest.

    The gunman's name hasn't yet been released, pending notification of family members.

    The two deputies who shot the man remain on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shooting cases.

    Meanwhile, Redding police, who are handling the investigation, kept several blocks of Highway 299 through Burney closed Wednesday morning as investigators collected evidence and took photographs in and around the U.S. Bank branch.

    The highway reopened to traffic about 2 p.m. Eastbound traffic was diverted to the center lane. Westbound traffic had no restrictions in Burney while the eastbound lane remained closed for the ongoing investigation.

    Yellow crime scene tape and orange traffic cones still marked a perimeter around the bank within which police worked into Wednesday evening.

    Traffic trickled by as many motorists slowed to look at the bullet-battered Shasta County sheriff's SUV still parked in front of the bank. Another SUV was left behind the bank next to an armored SWAT truck and a red full-sized pickup - small orange cones marking evidence surrounded all three trucks.

    Inside the bank the lights were still on including colorful strands decorating its Christmas tree.

    Burney residents Wednesday talked about Tuesday's standoff and shooting in the grocery line, at the cafe counter and in front of the deli counter.

    The small town an hour's drive east of Redding was still shaken by the dramatic scene of a SWAT team and the crushing roar of .50-caliber gunfire.

    Lisa Wilburn, 19, said the shooting left the town of 3,000 people on edge.

    "That was a pretty big thing to happen in Burney," she said.

    Rumors swirled around town about who the gunman might have been and whether he had help.

    Sgt. Bruce Bonner of the Redding Police Department said investigators were taking any tips seriously as they investigated the shooting and robbery, but it appeared Wednesday afternoon that the gunman acted alone.

    "There is no indication that he came with anyone else," Bonner said.

    (I will repost this article elsewhere as a new topic re 50 caliber cannon stuff)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Bank robbers often pick rural and small town banks because they believe that they will have a better chance at escape. A rural bank 15 miles from here was hit yesterday.
    A rural bank in my neck of the woods has had 2 near hits in the last 2 weeks. Both times an armed and masked robber was stopped by their buzzer door. Oops!
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    We had 14 banks hit last week in Denver. 4 in one day.

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    Lived in WV in the 40s and 50s. In the mid 50s a WWI vet who lived across the street from a rural bank saw two masked men enter the bank. When they came out the old doughboy popped them both with his 1903 Springfield.

    They interviewed doughboy on TV. "When I seen them boys wearing masks, I knowed they was up to no good."

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