Friday, April 17, 2009

The North Hollywood Bank Robbery

Dr Montes the dentist who treated the cops now advertises "Bullet proof dentistry"

The B of A that is still there and operating

The area where many cops were pinned down

About 12 Years ago on a seemingly normal morning..two robbers held up the BofA on Laurel Canyon Blvd in North Hollywood. A couple of things made these robbers unique. Number one they were both covered from head to two with custom built body armor suits, and number two they had powerful military grade automatic weapons, and a seemingly endless supply of Ammo.

These two men upon exiting the bank became engaged in the largest shootout in United States history. Over 300 LAPD cops including SWAT team and others came for help. The cops were out gunned, their weapons at first did not have an effect on the shooters who had taken round after round into their body armor. A couple were pinned down behind a locksmith kiosk across the street, a few cops were hit, but remarkably not one cop or civilian was killed or severly wounded. Eventually the two gunmen were killed, one bullet found a crease in the neck area on one, and the other gunman was hit in the foot, and then the cops swarmed and beat/shot him to death.

After it was over some injured cops were treated by Dr Montes, who has Carecredit and is one of my Dentists. I have been to this area about 8 times in the past 3 years, and it never fails to spook me a little bit.


Brett said...

Crazy. Now if we could just get our cops that kind of body armor.... :)

Serenity NOW said...

It would be quite spooky for me too. Love ya, Susan

Grandma Dee said...

Great recounting of a story I had never heard before. Guess that was before I started reading the paper and after I got home and missed the news. Ignorance was not really bliss. Ahhh, the good old working days--NOT.