NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 22, 1983
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(Studio) Los Angeles' reputation as city where it's easy to escape after bank robbery noted; reason cited as many freeways and many banks.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Conditions for bank robberies and getaways in Los Angeles detailed. Detective Ron Hanson's work for Los Angeles Police Department described. [HANSON - comments on ease of dealing with young tellers and on robbers' methods of operation.] 70% of robbers said to be drug addicts. [FBI agent Richard BRETZING - says robbers get money and go buy drugs.] Photos of robberies shown. Physical deterrents described. [Gibraltar Savings spokesperson Jerry CROWE - comments on installation of plastic shields.] Bank robber Willie Sutton mentioned.
REPORTER: Dennis Moore
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